Geothermal Technology Transfer Workshop
- Identifying technology transfer opportunities to the geothermal energy industry supply chain
- Analyzing your business’ potential to sell into the $100 billion worth of international geothermal projects that are currently under development
Technology has a large role to play in harnessing geothermal energy. While the industry has been established for more than a century, it remains a subsurface exploitation business – characterized by large gaps in information and significant associated risk at the early project stages, which various technologies attempt to address. The issues are compounded by the fact that as global resource exploitation has taken place for over a century, the remaining resources are further down the economic merit order. Technology has been called on to respond to and push both the operating and economic boundaries and move these lower quality resources towards financial viability.
CanGEA’s mandate is the development of the geothermal energy industry in Canada and to help our members with their international projects. We need the equipment and services which originate from the mining industry to make geothermal projects more competitive and to increase our known resource base, whether in Canada, or internationally. The workshop aims to provide briefings to mining equipment & service providers about how the geothermal industry can be an end user of your technology & processes. It also seeks to identify the incremental innovations and inventions required by the research community. The mining techniques used for exploration and evaluation of potential mineral resources are applicable for the exploration and assessment work for geothermal project development. The management of mine wastewater, which is often warm enough for economic activity, is also of interest. We believe there are many more cross-over opportunities. Others include:
Join us for the fourth technology transfer workshop of our Geothermal Innovation Roadmap. It will be held from 1:00pm to 4:00pm and the price is $200. Subsidies are available for this workshop and can be found below.
- Overview of the Geothermal Industry's Needs and existing Best Practices; an opportunity to hear from our members. Canadian business development and research opportunities presented by Alison Thompson. International business development and research opportunities presented by Alexander Richter.
- Round table discussion of the Mining industry's existing Best Practices that can meet the Geothermal Industry's Needs (Technology Transfer)
- Identification of further innovation and invention required by the academic and research community
Geothermal Technology Roadmap Workshop Schedule
Listed below are the individual travel expense types and their additional guidelines:
- Airfare: Up to 50% of airfare costs. Only the cost of return economy class airfare for the straight route* is eligible. Technology Transfer Workshops participants are expected to choose economy airfare and book their flight.
- Per Diem: Expenses for accommodation, meals and incidentals, up to a maximum of $200 CAD for each traveller for each working day while travelling to/from the Technology Transfer Workshops.
- Ground Transportation: Up to 50% of your taxi-bus-train fees. If a traveller chooses to use bus or car to travel (straight route) to the event as an alternative to flying, the claimed expense cannot exceed what an equivalent straight route economy class airfare would be expected to cost.
* The straight route is defined as the route between the traveller’s home location and the location of the trade mission without any additional stops/legs/destinations for non technology transfer workshops related purposes (layovers or stops are acceptable when they are for the purpose of securing a more economical price).