Find out what's happening in the Australian and international geothermal energy scene.

World Geothermal Congress - Beijing, China, 17-21 April 2023

The International Geothermal Association (IGA) will convene the next World Geothermal Congress in the week of 17–21 April 2023 in Beijing, China. Currently it is expected to be an ‘in person’ event. The IGA issued a ‘Call for Abstracts’ for technical papers and launched a submissions platform on 17 January 2022. Abstract submissions will close on 31 March 2022. A list of suggested ‘Themes and Topics’ can be found via the link below while the submissions platform can be accessed at:

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IEA - Ground Source Heat Pump Working Group, concluding webinar, 13 June 2022

Annex 52 of the IEA Ground Source Heat Pump working group are holding a concluding webinar in mid-June reporting on outputs and outcomes of the Annex’s work.  Registration is open to all with interest in GSHP.  


Powering Agri-Food Value Chains with Geothemal Heat, IRENA webinar, 23 June 2022

IRENA, for the Global Geothermal Alliance, in collaboration with the International Geothermal Association, is holding a this capacity building webinar via Zoom. This relates to the launch of IRENA‘s upcoming report Powering Agri-Food Value Chains with Geothermal Heat: Guidelines for policymakers, which provides best practices for the deployment of geothermal heat in the agri-food sector based on successful global case studies.  The use of geothermal heat in the agri-food sector is growing worldwide, with examples from Africa, Asia, Europe, the Americas, and Oceania. This webinar aims to share the available options for accelerating the use of geothermal heat in the agri-food sector. The preliminary agenda includes the following main topics : 

Introduction and Opening Remarks 

Leveraging energy in the agri-food  sector

Global Overview of geothermal agri-food applications 

Geothermal resource and demand mapping for agri-food applications

Case study - Geothermal Energy Master Plan, resource assessment tools, policy instruments

Enabling framework conditions to foster investment in geothermal direct use (agri-food)

Perspectives on Financing of Direct Use projects

Addressing the knowledge gap on potential and opportunities for geothermal use in the agri-food sector

Case study – Geothermal Dehydration: Geofood, Mexico


An Update from Papua New Guinea: Geothermal investigations of Feni Islands, and the new National Energy Authority, Tues 25 May 2022

April’s Geothermal webinar by the Asia Pacific Branch of the International Geothermal Association: ‘An Update from Papua New Guinea: Geothermal investigations of Feni Islands, and the new National Energy Authority’, was postponed at short notice due to the sudden illness of the presenter. The IGA advises that the webinar has now been rescheduled for Tuesday 25th May. Those who registered for the April webinar should still be registered. Others may register now by following the link in the attached flier.


IEA Geothermal:  Ultra Hot Supercritical Geothermal Symposium Series, 14-16 February 2022

The International Energy Agency (IEA Geothermal), the International Partnership Geothermal Technologies (IPGT) and Geothermal Next Generation (GNG) are  running a symposium series with presentations by subject matter experts in ultra hot – supercritical geothermal modelling, geochemistry, laboratory experimentation, development activities and community engagement. 


Access to the program and registration can be obtained via the button here.


IEA Geothermal:  2022 Mine Water Energy Symposium, 16 -17 March 2022

The International Energy Agency (IEA Geothermal), along with the British Geological Survey and Coal Authority are convening a symposium on 16 and 17 March 2022 by webinar to address Mine water heating, cooling & thermal storage: towards widespread deployment. Supported by applied research and innovation.


Access to the webinar program and registration can be obtained via clicking the button below.


Mineral Recovery from Geothermal Brines Webinar - IGA Asia Western Pacific Regional Branch, 9 July 2021

This presentation is about Geo40's silica recovery technology in a geothermal environment from concept to commercialisation.  It presents the opportunities for geothermal operators and the market for recovered silica and the potential for positive environmental impacts.

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Peninsula Hot Springs on the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria, is the largest geothermal hot spring facility in Australia with 0.5 million visitors annually.  Martin Pujol, a Senior Geothermal Hydrogeologist with Rockwater, will take us on a tour of the back of house of this complex facility which includes two production bores, three injection bores, a dedicated filter plant and various innovative injection systems

Addresssing low injectivity through technology at Peninsula Hot Springs, IHA presentation by Martin Pujol, online 13 May 2020, 5pm EST

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Pivot 2020 - Kicking off the Geothermal Decade, online, July 13 - 17, 2020

Pivot2020 was a week-long virtual event of ten moderated roundtables, featuring thought leaders and change makers who are building the future of geothermal energy. Panelists included leaders from the oil and gas industry, geothermal industry, academia, governments, national labs, and start-up companies. Pivot2020 was hosted by the Geothermal Entrepreneurship Organization (GEO) at the University of Texas at Austin, and the International Geothermal Association (IGA), along with industry and organizational partners and friends. 

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