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COV 11 Post-Conference Workshop #2 "Possibilities and limitations of geothermal energy use for heating and production of electricity at volcanic islands"


28.05.2020 | Heraklion, Crete

Geothermal energy on touristic volcanic islands

Due to unique landscapes, volcanic islands like the Canary or Aeolian or in the Aegean are very attractive for tourism, which in turn puts stress on the energy supply of such islands. On-site resources for producing electricity and heat (e.g. for hot water) are limited and fluctuating, when they are represented by solar or wind energy. In many cases, these islands are still supplied, to a significant extent, by imported fossil fuels to fill base load gaps. In the context of climate change mitigation (low carbon energy supply) and nature preservation as well as for economic reasons, measures need to be undertaken to substitute the import of fossil fuels for energy production by on-site resources, which are able to provide base load supply. Active or post-active volcanic islands offer anomalous geothermal heat flux, which could be used for combined heat and power production at base load level. However, especially in arid or semi-arid volcanic islands, major constraints for using geothermal energy are given by lack of groundwater, which acts as a heat carrier fluid.

Workshop Description:

The proposed event focuses on options and limitations of geothermal energy use in volcanic islands for base load heat and electricity supply by CHP facilities.The workshop aims at exchanging experiences linked to the application of geothermal energy in volcanic environments. The interactive part of the workshop focuses on future options and limitations of applying geothermal energy on islands. Attention is paid to the following main questions:

• What are the main techno-economical barriers for the development of geothermal energy in volcanic islands e.g. lack of groundwater, misfits in energy demand and production profiles or high production costs)?

• Are there non techno-economical barriers like social acceptance and risks,which need to be considered for applying geothermal energy on volcanic islands?

• How can these barriers be removed and which technological concepts may allow to include geothermal energy in energy supply?The first part of the workshop comprises short presentations of existing case studies based on submitted abstracts. The second part of the workshop includes group work activities and a final discussion round. The outcomes of the workshop will be summarized in a joint article.

Core connection with societal risk mitigation: Due to unique landscapes, volcanic islands like the Canary or Aeolian are very attractive for tourists, which in turn puts stress on the energy supply of such islands. On-site resources for producing electricity and heat (e.g., for hot water) are limited and fluctuating, when they are represented by solar or wind energy. In many cases, these islands are still supplied by imported fossil fuels to fill base load gaps. In the context of climate change mitigation and nature preservation as well as for economical reasons, measures needs to be undertaken to substitute the import of fossil fuels for energy production by on-site resources,which are able to provide base load supply.Active or post-active volcanic islands offer elevated geothermal heat flux,which could be used for combined heat and power production at base load level. However, especially in arid or semi-arid volcanic islands, major constraints for using geothermal energy are given by lack of groundwater, which acts as a heat carrier fluid.

Preliminary program

Morning session (09:00 – 12:00)

- Key note speeches

- Short presentations on knowledge exchange concerning the use of geothermal energy in touristic volcanic islands covering the whole development chain from exploration to operation.

Afternoon session (13:00 – 17:00)

- Interactive group work on the main scientific questions addressed by the workshop

- Closing plenary and conclusions

Call for contributions

A call for contributions is now open. The abstract should not have more than 300 words and must be written in English language. Please submit your abstract to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. before 15th February 2020. The COST Action CA18219 Geothermal-DHC offers a limited number of free attendance slots for the pre-conference workshop. Please send your application to the free attendance slots to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. until 29th of February 2020. Please note that the Cities on Volcanoes will host two sessions addressing geothermal energy on May 27. If you would like to attend these sessions please register at the website of the conference via the following link.


Conveners of the workshop

Vasiliki GEMENI  - Centre for Researach & Technology Hellas (CERTH), Greece

Gregor GOETZL- Geological Survey of Austria (GBA) (Austria)

Emilio L. PUEYO MORER - Instituto Geológico y Minero de España (IGME) (Spain)

Giuseppe MANDRONE - University of Turin (UNITO) (Italy)

Mónica SOUSA - Portuguese Association of Geologists (APG) (Portugal)

Bernard SANJUAN  - Bureau de Recherches Géologiques et Minières (BRGM) (France)

Confirmed key note speakers

João Carlos Nunes - Azores University (Portugal)

Celestino GARCÍA DE LA NOCEDA MÁRQUEZ - IGME (Spain)

Bernard SANJUAN  - BRGM (France)

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