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HYBRID - 8th UK Geothermal Symposium

17 November 2021
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Event type:
Conference, Virtual event, Specialist Group
Organised by:
Geological Society Events, Energy Group
Hybrid, The Geological Society & Zoom
Event status:
Registration open

Development of the UK’s geothermal resources to provide heat and power is gaining pace in-line with demands for urgent climate action. Headlining from Cornwall, two much anticipated commercial deep geothermal energy projects are being developed following over a decade of preparation. Mine water thermal energy is also gaining major traction across the former coal mining areas of the country with NE England taking the lead.  The first mine water heating project is delivering MW’s of low-carbon heat to Lanchester Wines in Gateshead and two more will be operational within 24 months. Innovation in repurposing of oil and gas industry assets is becoming a reality. Examples of hot sedimentary aquifer exploration and development in Ireland and Northern Ireland have been driven by a great example of linked up policy and research agendas.

The 8th UK Geothermal Symposium will showcase the latest developments in the UK’s geothermal sector. The first theme will show-case four project examples of the three main resource types: granites, sedimentary basins and flooded coal mines. The second theme will walk the audience through the de-risking processes related to geological uncertainty, drilling risk and commercial and financial risk in geothermal systems. The third theme will highlight the latest examples of pioneering research being carried out by industry-academic partnerships in the UK. 

This Symposium is for everyone who wants an update on the latest and largest developments in the UK geothermal sector, and is aimed at investors, developers, industrial energy users, policy makers and geological researchers.


The provisional conference programme is now available to download. 


David Townsend

Guy Macphereson-Grant 

Jon Gluyas 

Helen Robinson

David McNamara


Registration is now open for Virtual and In Person attendance. Please with register here or download the registration form and return to Sarah Woodcock. 


 Fellow  £50.00
 Speaker £50.00
 Corporate Patron £50.00
 Non-Fellow  £75.00
 Student Fellow  £0
 Student Non-Fellow £25.00 

In person: 

 Fellow  £70.00
 Speaker £70.00
 Corporate Patron £70.00
 Non-Fellow  £120.00
 Student Fellow  £25.00
 Student Non-Fellow £35.00 

Register now