Keynote speakers confirmed: EuroWorkshop “Geology and the energy transition” – 23 May – Delft (NL)



The organisers of the EuroWorkshop “Geology and the energy transition” are pleased to release the second circular which comes up with an updated programme confirming the presence of several high-level speakers.


About the event

The CHPM2030 project, the Royal Geological and Mining Society of the Netherlands (KNGMG) and the European Federation of Geologists (EFG) will co-organise a EuroWorkshop on “Geology and the energy transition” on 23 May 2019 in Delft, the Netherlands. A complementary fieldtrip will be organised on 24 May under the title “Exploring the Anthropocene”.



The aim of this EuroWorkshop is to provide insights into the energy transition and how it affects geosciences. Furthermore, it is our aim that the provided information and knowledge will improve our understanding of the future role geoscientists have to play in the energy transition, facilitate cross-fertilisation between different scientific areas and contribute to the objective to bring our society a step closer to reaching the goal of zero CO2 emissions.



“Policy discussed by policymakers”

The morning session will be discussing policies that have been adopted at European and national level to encourage the energy transition, to gain an understanding of how these policies will provide directions for future developments
Key note speakers:

  • Haitze Siemers (Head of Unit of the ‘New energy technologies, innovation and clean coal’ unit, DG Energy, European Commission) 
  • Ruud Cino (Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs & Climate Change)
  • Vitor Correia (President, European Federation of Geologists)
  • Lucia van Geuns (Strategic Advisor Energy, The Hague Centre for Strategic Studies)
  • Adele Manzella (ETIP-DG; Italian National Research Council)


“Projects presented by geologists for geologists”

In the afternoon, two parallel sessions will present actual projects where geoscience plays a key role in the implementation of the energy transition: 

Session I will present the outcomes of the Horizon 2020 funded CHPM2030 project which aims to develop a novel and potentially disruptive technology solution that can help satisfy the European needs for energy and strategic metals in a single interlinked process. Besides an overview about the main project results, technological aspects will be highlighted, and an outlook on the future economic development of the CHPM technology will be provided. A selection of the talks:

  • Overview of the CHPM2030 project results by Éva Hartai and Tamás Madarász (CHPM2030 project coordinators, University of Miskolc)
  • Metal content mobilisation from deep ore bodies by Chris Rochelle (British Geological Survey)
  • Metal recovery from geothermal fluids by Xochitl Dominguez, Jan Fransaer (VITO)
  • System integration and conceptual framework for the CHPM plant –by Árni Ragnarsson (Iceland GeoSurvey)
  • 2030 and 2050 Roadmaps for the CHPM technology by Tamás Miklovicz (La Palma Research Centre)

Session II will present other projects in which geoscientists play a key role regarding the energy transition. A selection of the talks that are already confirmed:

  • CO2-Plume Geothermal (CPG) technology by Martin Saar (ETH Zürich)
  • Enhancing Geothermal Reservoirs by Inga Berre (University of Bergen)
  • Solar farm & geology by Ramón Perez (Tecsolgeo)
  • CO2 storage for completing the energy transition by Rowena Stead, Ton Wildenburg (BRGM/TNO)

More information & registration 

Full information about the event:

You can also directly register at the following link



CHPM2030 project
Royal Geological and Mining Society of the Netherlands (KNGMG)
European Federation of Geologists



TNO Geological Survey of the Netherlands & Deltares

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