Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Another step to the new drilling technology developmnet - Geothermal week in Reykjavik

First week of October took place the Geothermal week in Reykjavik. Delegates of the Slovak Republic had a unique chance to present the development of the innovative ultra-deep plasma drilling technology in the world scene.

Our representatives, Igor Kočiš and Tomáš Krištofič, discussed there possibilities connecting the Slovak Republic to the most important worldwide energy organization International Energy Agency (IEA) and its part Geothermal Implementing Agreement (GIA) focused on geothermal energy research technologies.

The aim of this Geothermal week was presenting and discussing new geothermal topics from geothermal world and talking about the possibilities of cooperation globally and within EU including FP7 schemes. The meetings were attended by government institutions, industrial companies and geothermal energy experts from the EU, USA, Australia, Iceland or Japan.

Our representatives had a chance to present a unique technology PLASMABIT which is developed in Slovakia. This presentation brought valuable and interesting discussion. The authorities recognized and appreciated the concept of ultra-deep drilling method which is able to produce geothermal wells for an appropriate cost. There was a chance to discuss cooperation with the authorities of EIA-GIA. They appreciate prepared presented focus of Slovakia in geothermal issues and offers and endorsed an opportunity to join GIA.

Another success of our participants is the invitation to The Australian Geothermal Energy Conference (AGEC 2010) which will be run from 16th to 19th November 2010 in Adelaide. The contacts from this conference can contribute to testing plasma drilling technology in demonstration projects.

Photos from this event are available on our Facebook site.

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