Tue, 26 January, 2021
TWI hosted a successful webinar on 16 December 2020 called, ‘Geo-Energy Operations: Opportunities and Challenges.’
Aimed at those in the geothermal industry, the webinar also had areas of interest for reservoir engineers and those working in the oil and gas industry.
The webinar saw us draw upon our varied expertise in materials, materials joining, structural integrity, static and dynamic testing, non-destructive testing and non-destructive evaluation to demonstrate how these are all impacting on the area of geothermal energy. The event also showed some of the outcomes of the Science 4 Clean Energy (S4CE) project.
Our experience in hydropower, solar power and wind energy, from design to operation and lifetime extension has helped inform our work in the area of geo energy to help develop several innovative solutions for this important green energy sector.
The webinar gathered experts from within and outside of TWI to discuss topics including geo-energy operations, environmental risks and prevention, and solutions and mitigation for geothermal applications.
The external speakers at the event included, Marit Brommer, Executive Director of the International Geothermal Association (IGA); Adrian Jones, Professor of Petrology at University College London; Paolo Capuano, Professor of Geophysics at The University of Salerno, Italy; Ryan Law, Managing Director at Geothermal Engineering; and Thomas Bloch, Head of Project Management Office at St.Galler Stadtwerke.
Meanwhile, TWI called upon Project Leader Natalia Garban; Senior Project Leader Vipin Pillai; Industry Group Manager of Power, Equipment and Infrastructure, Chris Punshon; and Group Manager of Materials and Structural Integrity, Jon Blackburn.
The webinar saw nearly 300 registrations and around 150 attendees on the day. 30 questions were raised as a result of the presentation, allowing us the chance to answer queries from those who watched the webinar live.
If you missed the webinar, you can see a recording of the event here, and you can discover more about our work related to geothermal energy here.
We are also holding a webinar titled, ‘Piping Solutions for Energy Applications’ on 10 February. You can find out more and register to attend here.
The S4CE project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 764810