Two-day Geothermal Geochemistry Workshop Announced by GRC

Short course follows the CGEC Forum 2012 and a tour of The Geysers Geothermal Field

(Davis, Calif.) The Geothermal Resources Council (GRC) and the California Geothermal Energy Collaborative (CGEC) will hold a two-day geothermal workshop to be held at the University of California, Davis, on July 19-20, 2012.

Titled "Recent Advances in Geothermal Geochemistry", the workshop will interest professionals in the geothermal industry and graduate students interested in geothermal systems.

Experts from industry and academia will discuss the interpretation of water and gas analyses (including isotopes and the noble gases), hydrothermal alteration in geothermal systems, fluid–geochemical modeling and water-rock interactions, wellbore scaling, and the recovery of minerals from geothermal waters.

Speakers at the workshop include Bill Bourcier (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory), Bill Glassley (University of California, Davis), Paul Hirtz (ThermoChem), B. Mack Kennedy (Lawrence Berkley National Laboratory), Joseph Moore (Energy & Geoscience Institute at the University of Utah), Mark Reed (University of Oregon), Gene Suemnicht (EGS Inc.) and Robert Zierenberg (University of California, Davis).

More information on the Geochemistry Workshop can be found on the GRC website. Registration will open in April. Seating is limited.

Workshop co-sponsors, GRC and CGEC, encourage participants to also attend the CGEC 2012 Forum, July 17 on the UC Davis campus, and field trip on July 18. The forum will highlight recent and upcoming geothermal research in California, best practices in geothermal communication, the potential for Geothermal Heat Pump deployment in the state, and the future of the California Public Interest Energy Research (PIER) program and Energy Policy Initiatives Center (EPIC). The field trip will visit The Geysers Geothermal Field and is for attendees of the CGEC Forum or workshop only.

More information on the CGEC 2012 Forum and field trip can be found on the CGEC website.


About the Geothermal Resources Council:

With the experience and dedication of its diverse, international membership bolstering a more than 40-year track record, the Geothermal Resources Council has built a solid reputation as the world's preeminent geothermal association. The GRC serves as a focal point for continuing professional development for its members through its outreach, information transfer and education services.

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About the California Geothermal Energy Collaborative (CGEC):

Formed in 2004 as part of the UC Davis Energy Institute, the mission of CGEC is to help expand the sustainable use of geothermal resources to meet California's energy needs through outreach and education and by supporting industry and research. The CGEC coordinates activities with the geothermal industry, local, state and federal agencies, and other entities to promote statewide geothermal activities. For more information, visit the CGEC website [].


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