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GeoAtlantic Session: Innovating geothermal heat pumps: status quo and outlook for the next decade

We are in the midst of a transition, one focused on renewable heating and cooling, energy security and the use of local resources. Many of the changes that this transition involves will be noticed in mega-cities and small towns alike, both  serving as ecosystems for the shift in mindset, policy and technological deployment. With geothermal resources, heat pumps and the involvement of local communities, offering a glimpse of the future. No more so, than in the work of the Interreg Atlantic Area project of GeoAtlantic – helping communities transition towards a sustainable energy model.



14:00 Brief introduction to the GeoAtlantic project by Dan Stefanica, Head of Projects, EHPA

14:05 Examples of work being carried in industry and academia 

  • Moderator: Dan Stefanica, Head of Projects, EHPA
  • Adrian Perez, Sales Engineer, Ecoforest
  • Javier Urchueguía, Professor at Applied Physics, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia & Chairman, European Geothermal Panel and Chair of the European Technology and Innovation Platform on Renewable Heating and Cooling (RHC ETIP)
  • Carlos Oliveira, Project Specialist GeoAtlantic Pilot site, HEN Energy Services / AMCB (Associação de Municípios da Cova da Beira)
  • Gregor Götz, Vice-chair on geothermal energy, GeoEnergy Expert Group of EuroGeoSurveys 
  • James Standley, Managing Director, Kensa Heat Pumps

14:55 Q&A (for more questions on the GeoAtlantic project and its consortium or to book F2F meetings with the speakers, use the B2Match networking tool)

15:30 End of session

15:45 – 18:00 B2Match networking open

17 November
14:00 - 15:30