DARLINGe: Danube Region Leading Geothremal Energy

Final Conference

September 25, 2019 Budapest

Venue: Hotel Gellért, Budapest

9.00-10.00: Arrival, registration

10.00-10.05 Welcome by the Mining and Geological Survey of Hungary, lead partner of the DARLINGe project

10.05-11.00 Keynote lectures

Geothermal energy - transition towards a green economy (Mr. Ákos Grosz , Head of Division Energy, Nuclear Power and Mining, Ministry of Innovation and Technology, Hungary)

Sustainable energy in the EU Strategy for the Danube Region (Dr. Viktor Oroszi, EUSDR national coordinator, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Hungary)

A better connected and energy responsible Danube Region - project support of the Danube Transnational Programme (Mr. Imre Csalagovits, Head of the Managing Authority, Danube Transnational Programme)

Overview of the DARLINGe project -aims and achievements (Dr. Annamária Nádor, Mining and Geological Survey of Hungary)

11.00-11.30 COFFEE BREAK

11.30-13.30 THEMATIC SESSION ON DARLINGe results

Matching geothermal resources and heat demands (Dr. Annamária Nádor, Mining and Geological Survey of Hungary)

Current use of thermal waters and future potentials (Dr. Nina Rman, Geological Survey of Slovenia)

Tools for sustainable management of transboundary geothermal reservoirs and their pilot testing (Prof. Dejan Milenic. Faculty of Mining and Geology, University of Belgrade)

The Danube Region Geothermal Information Platform (DRGIP) (Mr. Andrej Lapanje, Geological Survey of Slovenia)

Plenary feedback: The global status of geothermal energy and the role of the DARLINGe project (Prof. em. Dr. Ladislaus Rybach, Institute of Geophysics ETH Zurich)

13.30-14.30 NETWORKING LUNCH

14.30-15.30 Parallel sessions

Final meeting of the Transnational Stakeholder Forum (TSF) - only for project members

Visit of the Gellért Spa facilities (for those not attending the TSF meeting)

15.30-17.00 Walk to Gellért Hill (panorama of Budapest and short introduction on the thermal waters of the city and their current and future use)