Final Public DESTRESS Conference

Join DESTRESS for its final conference on 24 and 25 November 2020!

The final conference of the DESTRESS project is public and designed for any representatives from science and industry, banks and insurance, any actors running, supporting or investing in geothermal projects. The aim is to discuss the results and findings resulted from an intense collaboration within the geothermal energy between science and industry and to embed them in other geothermal research and development projects from Finland, England, the United States and New Zealand. The final public DESTRESS conference addresses the following areas of interest:

  • risk assessment and business case
  • soft stimulation treatments (hydraulic, chemical and thermal)
  • public acceptance of geothermal projects
  • demonstrated workflows

We are delighted to invite you to join the international geothermal community and to support a better understanding of potentials given by the geothermal energy. The conference will be held online and allow talks from invited speakers only. However, the conference will offer an opportunity to engage with the event by contributing to the poster sessions and joining lively discussions about lessons learnt resulted from the main topic of the conference.

Do you want to be part of the event? Then do not hesitate and register yourself until 08 November 2020!
The participation is free of charge. Please find below further information about the conference:

Click here to register for the final public DESTRESS conference!

Poster submission

The conference offers the opportunity for everyone to engage with the event and contribute to the poster sessions. Take the chance to briefly present your internal or external insights related to one of the thematic sessions and discuss it with other participants.

If you feel attracted to contribute to the final conference of DESTRESS with a scientific poster presentation, please register and submit your poster until the 8th of November 2020!

The posters will be published on the DESTRESS website prior to the conference and be discussed in depth during individual thematic poster sessions run in parallel. Furthermore, the discussion points from separated poster presentations will be introduced in the joint slots explaining lessons learnt for a better transfer of knowledge, experience and good practice. The participation is free of charge.

  • Deadline: 08 November 2020
  • Please submit a single PDF document
  • Files must be less than 2 MB

We will send you all relevant inform about the next steps via e-mail after the submission deadline!

Click here to submit your poster!


24 November 2020

  • 13:00 - 13:10: Welcome
  • 13:10 - 14:20: Session I - risk assessments and business cases
  • 14:20 - 14:30: Break
  • 14:20 - 15:20: Session II - soft stimulation treatments
  • 15:20 - 16:00: Break
  • 16:00 - 16:40: Continuation of Session II
  • 16:40 - 17:20: Session III: public acceptance of geothermal projects

25 November 2020

  • 09:00 - 09:50: Session IV - Demonstrated workflows and introduction into poster sessions
  • 09:50 - 10:00: Break
  • 10:00 - 12:00: Parallel poster sessions: I: risk assessments and business cases, II: (a) chemical stimulation treatments (b) hydraulic stimulation treatments, III: public acceptance of geothermal projects, IV: demonstrated workflows
  • 12:00 - 13:00: Lunch break
  • 13:00 - 13:20: Lessons learnt risk assessments and business cases: main talks & poster session I
  • 13:20 - 13:40: Lessons learnt chemical stimulation treatments: main talks & poster session IIa
  • 13:40 - 14:00: Lessons learnt hydraulic stimulation treatments: main talks & poster session IIb
  • 14:00 - 14:10: Break
  • 14:10 - 14:30: Lessons learnt public acceptance of geothermal projects: main talks & poster sessions III
  • 14:30 - 14:50: Lessons learnt demonstrated workflows: main talks & poster sessions IV
  • 14:50 - 15:00: Final remarks and closing

For detailed programme look at the flyer. Please take into account that changes to the programme are possible. 

Keynote Speeches and DESTRESS Talks

A series of interesting Keynote Speeches and DESTRESS Talks will be held at the conference. Gain a detailed overview on DESTRESS results and learn more about current developments in the geothermal energy sector. The following talks from DESTRESS members and other leading experts from around the world have already been confirmed and scheduled.

"A Perspective on Geothermal Risks"

Ann Robertson-Tait, President of GeothermEX (USA)


“St1 Deep Heat Project: Hydraulic stimulation at 5-6 km depth in crystalline rock, hydraulic properties and lessons learnt”

Prof. Dr. Ilmo Kukkonen, University of Helsinki (Finland)


“Effects of Reinjection of Greenhouse Gases on the Sustainability and Stimulation of Geothermal Reservoirs”

Dr. Eylem Kaya, University of Auckland (New Zealand)


“Risk Communication and Citizen Preferences for Deep Geothermal Systems”

Prof. Dr. Evelina Trutnevyte, University of Geneva (Switzerland)

“Impact Analysis of Soft Stimulation on the Techo-Economic Performance of a Geothermal Power Plant Considering Risk Factors”

Elif Kaymakci, Project Manager at Energie Baden-Wüttemberg AG (Germany)


“Forecasting Induced Seismicity Risk in Real-Time”

Dr. Francesco Grigoli, ETH Zurich (Switzerland)


“Hydraulic Soft Stimulation Treatment of Well RV-43 in October 2019 in Reykjavik”

Dr. Hannes Hofmann, GFZ Potsdam (Germany)

“Approach to Avoid and Treat Injection Problems: Lessons learnt”

Dr. Maren Brehme, TU Delft (The Netherlands)

“Soft Chemical Stimulation of GPK-4 (Soultz-sous-Forêts)”

Régis Hehn, Design and development engineer at ES Géothermie (France)


“The Social Life of Geothermal Energy Projects: Understanding Project Acceptance and Rejection”

Dr. Olivier Ejderyan, ETH Zurich (Switzerland)


“Intelligent Tools for Understanding and Controlling the Seismic Response of Geothermal Reservoirs”

Dr. Brecht Wassing, TNO (The Netherlands)

Download the programme flyer here.

Any questions?

Do not hesitate to contact the communication office or our project manager.