Geoscience Ireland (GI) participated in a successful Geo Energy Europe -2 (GEE2) Market Study Visit to the Global Energy Show in Calgary between June 6th to 9th, including a field visit to the nearby Eavor-Lite closed loop demonstration facility. This system has attracted international interest in Italy, Germany, the USA and elsewhere. The visit addressed a key GEE2 objective relating to the investigation of the sustainable application of subsurface knowledge, engineering, supporting the harnessing of deep geothermal energy. Attendees supporting the GEE2 project were Joe Mongan – Geoscience Ireland, Rory Dunphy -Geological Survey Ireland, Alessandro Murratzu -IdroGeo, Caroline Donnelly – Trade Commissioner at the Embassy of Canada in Ireland and Vincent Roche – iCRAG.
Opportunities for collaboration between European SME’s and their Canadian counterparts were explored, with Terrapin, Alberta No1, Frontier, Exergy, Seamount, CanGEA, Geogen, Geological Survey of Canada, Invest Alberta, IdroGeo, Alberta Energy and Trade Commissioners Canada. The focus was on deep sedimentary geothermal projects for electricity and heat generation – a key theme of the GeoEnergy-2 meta cluster work programme. GI also learned of Canada’s interaction with the EU Commission from Flavie Guerin, Canada’s First Secretary for Trade & Economic Policy at the EU.
Geo Energy Europe-2 (GEE2) provides a platform for knowledge transfer, technology transfer marketing and other networking services. GI and Enterprise Ireland will host a Seminar on Geothermal Energy at PDAC on 13th June in Toronto.