To fully represent the geothermal technologies for Research & Innovation and reflect the technology trends and the market development, ETIP DG and ETIP RHC become ETIP Geothermal.
This proposal was made by the ETIP DG Steering Committee in October 2022 and has been approved by all members during the 2022 Annual meeting in December 2022.
The geothermal panel of the ETIP RHC also gave its approval on the 1st of December 2022 about this change of name.
So from January 2023, the ETIP geothermal is established.
Javier Urchueguía, Chair of the RHC ETIP said: “The launch of ETIP geothermal is a great opportunity to merge and integrate all efforts and lessons learned within the Renewable Heating and Cooling (RHC-ETIP) and Geothermal Panel activities into our ETIP geothermal platform. Critical aspects such as the interface and hybridization with other renewable HC technologies, synergies in many areas, and the opening to a broad variety of stakeholders are important activities of the Geothermal Panel that can and should have continuity in this broader and powerful new structure. I would like to encourage all those who have actively participated in the Geothermal Panel activities in these last years to join our opening conference in Offenburg on March 2nd!”
Fausto Batini, Chairman of ETIP-DG mentioned: “The ETIP Geothermal has the ambition to bring together all representatives from industry, academia, research centers, and sectoral associations, for the development of the entire geothermal energy value chain (electric power, heat&cooling, thermal storage, strategic mineral). A strong synergy will be developed with the Renewable Heating and Cooling (RHC-ETIP) and Geothermal Panel to have all Geothermal Energy Sectors playing a main role in the clean energy transition and increase Europe’s energy independence from unreliable suppliers and volatile fossil fuels.
The official launch of the ETIP Geothermal will be at General Assembly on March 2nd, 2023 in Offenburg, where a new Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda will be presented. Looking forward to meeting all the ETIP-DG and Geothermal Panel members in Offenburg!”
Synergies between both previous ETIPs will be presented and discussed during the first meeting of the ETIP geothermal. Mark your calendar! Thursday 2nd of March 2023 from 10h00 to 12h00 CET in Messe Offenburg (Germany) at GeoTHERM. The name of the room will be announced very soon.