REFLECT Final Conference

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REFLECT Final Conference

Redefining fluid properties at extreme conditions to optimise future geothermal energy extraction

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bcc Berlin Congress Center GmbH Alexanderstraße 11 10178 Berlin Germany

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About this event

The REFLECT project will present the main results of its research on geothermal fluid properties at the Final Conference organised on 19 October 2022 as a side-event of the European Geothermal Congress 2022 in Berlin, Germany.

The one problem plaguing almost all deep geothermal operations in the world is related to the chemistry of geothermal fluids. In order to maximise both, the operational efficiency and economic returns of geothermal power plants, it is vital that these systems work well for long periods without requiring significant maintenance. The key to this is preventing or controlling deleterious physical and chemical reactions such as degassing and mineral precipitation that result in corrosion and scaling.

The Horizon2020 REFLECT project, funded by the European Commission, addresses the challenge of determining geothermal fluid properties at in-situ geothermal conditions, i.e., extremely hot or extremely saline fluids. The project has acquired new chemical, physical and microbiological data from sampling of natural fluids and new thermodynamic and kinetic reaction data from experiments in the lab. These data were implemented in predictive models to determine fluid reactions at extreme conditions, and into a comprehensive European Fluid Atlas. REFLECT researchers have also developed a downhole sampler for high-temperature geothermal wells.

The results presented during the Final Conference will enable operators to significantly increase technology performance and reduce maintenance costs or downtimes and, thus, reduce operational costs and increase the number of economically viable geothermal projects.

PRACTICAL ASPECTS

As the REFLECT Final Conference is organised as a side-event of the European Geothermal Congress, you will need to hold a European Geothermal Congress pass for 19 October 2022 if you are from the geothermal sector to enter the congress building. You can find more information on the registration and different passes for the European Geothermal Congress 2022 at this link. If you are not from the geothermal sector, you will be allowed to enter the building for attending the Final Conference without the need of having a European Geothermal Congress pass, as the non-geothermal participants will be included in a guest list.

EVENT PRIVACY POLICY

The organiser of this event (REFLECT project) is collecting the data you have provided for the registration to the physical event 'REFLECT Final Conference' on 19 October 2022. Your personal data are processed in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679.

The following personal data are collected: email address, first name, last name and name of your company or organisation. In the registration form, we also ask attendees if they would like to subscribe to the REFLECT mailing list.

The recipients of your data will be the staff of the European Federation of Geologists (EFG) and the Helmholtz Centre Potsdam – German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ) in charge of the event organisation. Your data will not be shared with third parties and will not be used for other purposes than providing access to the event and informing interested persons about follow-up activities. Conference organisers and the non-geothermal participants will be included in a guest list

Your data will be kept for a maximum period of three months after the end of the event. Data will be automatically deleted at the end of this period.

You have the right to access your personal data and the right to correct any inaccurate or incomplete personal data. If you have any queries concerning the processing of your personal data, you may address them to maria.a.lopez_at_eurogeologists.eu

Notice of filming, photography and audio recording

Photography, audio and video recording may occur during the event for communication and promotional purposes. By attending the event on 19 October 2022, you consent to interview(s), photography, audio recording, video recording and its/their release, publication, exhibition, or reproduction to be used for communications and promotional purposes on websites, social media, newsletters and other publications by the event organisers. You release the organisers of the event, its staff, and each and all persons involved from any liability connected with the taking, recording, digitizing, or publication and use of interviews, photographs, computer images, video and/or sound recordings.

If you do not notify the organisers that you do not want to be filmed, recorded or photographed, you waive all rights you may have to any claim for the use of your image for communication activities related to the event.

You have the right to choose to not be filmed or photographed during the event. Please notify us (maria.a.lopez_at_eurogeologists.eu) of your wish to not be featured on websites, social media, newsletters and other publications.

You have been fully informed of your consent, waiver of liability, and release before entering the event.