CHPM2030 final conference

Delft – the Netherlands – 23 May 2019

The CHPM2030 project is organising its final conference in the framework of the EuroWorkshop “Geology and the energy transition” on 23 May 2019 in Delft, the Netherlands. Co-organised with the Royal Geological and Mining Society of the Netherlands (KNGMG) and the European Federation of Geologists (EFG), the aim of this EuroWorkshop is to provide insights into the energy transition and how it has affected geosciences.

The European economy is indeed heavily dependent upon energy and mineral supply for industry and society. Lowering the costs and the environmental impact of energy production and decreasing the dependence on imported strategic raw materials are therefore key challenges. CHPM2030 is an ambitious research project funded by the European Union under the Horizon 2020 programme for Research and Innovation that has been set up to help address these challenges. CHPM2030 is developing a novel technology that will combine geothermal energy production with metals extraction from the geothermal fluid in a single interlinked process, the Combined Heat Power and Metals (CHPM) technology.

The conference’s first session will be discussing the European policies that have been adopted to encourage the energy transition to gain an understanding of how these policies will provide directions for future developments: “Policy discussed by policymakers”.

The aim for the afternoon is to present actual projects where geoscience plays a key role in the realisation of the energy transition: “Projects presented by geologists for geologists”. In the framework of this session, preliminary outcomes of the CHPM2030 project will be presented.

Furthermore, it is our aim that the provided information and knowledge will improve our understanding of the future role geoscientists have to play in the energy transition, facilitate cross-fertilisation between different scientific areas and contribute to the objective to bring our society a step closer to reaching the goal of zero CO2 emissions.

A complementary fieldtrip will be organised on 24 May under the title “Exploring the Anthropocene”.

Sharing the knowledge and technology of geothermal energy is cruical for the further development of this resource. This workshop brings together the running geothermal projects funded by the Horizon 2020 programme of the European Commision. The aim of the workshop is to provide a glimpse to the geochemical aspects of geothermal fluids, promoting cross-fertilisation between different projects, providing a forum for the exchange of scientific knowledge and facilitating synergies between the projects.

8:30-9:00 – Registration


Morning Session – EU Energy Policy discussed by policymakers

9:00-9:15 – Opening speech – Lucia van Geuns (KNGMG President)

9:15-9:45 – Geology and the energy transition – Vítor Correia (EFG President)

9:45-10:15 – EC and the energy transition – Haitze Siemers (Head of Unit ‘New energy technologies, innovation and clean coal’, DG ENER, European Commission)

10:15-10:45 – Coffee break

10:45-11:15 – Energy at the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs & Climate Change – Ruud Cino (Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs & Climate Change)

11:15-11:45 – Spain and the energy transition – tbc

11:45-12:15 – The R&I frontiers as envisaged by the European Technology & Innovation Platform on Deep Geothermal – Adele Manzella (Geophysicist- Geothermal coordination, Italian National Research Council (CNR))

12:15-12:30 – Questions and answers

12:30-13:30 – Lunch break

Poster session – Results from student projects at Dutch Universities (e.g. DUT and UU) on the energy transition


Afternoon Session I – CHPM2030 – Combined Heat, Power and Metal extraction from ultra-deep ore bodies

CHPM2030 aims to develop a novel and potentially disruptive technology solution that can help satisfy the European needs for energy and strategic metals in a single interlinked process. This session will include the presentation of the final project results by the project partners.

13:30-13:55 – Overview of the CHPM2030 project results – Éva Hartai, Tamás Madarász (CHPM2030 project coordinators, University of Miskolc)

13:55-14:20 – Metal content mobilisation from deep ore bodies – Chris Rochelle (British Geological Survey)

14:20-14:45 – Metal recovery from geothermal fluids – Xochitl Dominguez, Jan Fransaer (VITO)

14:45-15:10 – Salt gradient power generation by reverse electrodialysis – Joost Helsen (VITO)

15:10-15:35 – Coffee break 

15:35-16:00 – System integration and conceptual framework for the CHPM plant – Árni Ragnarsson (Iceland GeoSurvey)

16:00-16:25 – Economic and environmental aspects of the CHPM technology – Wojtech Wertich, Máté Osvald (MinPol, University of Szeged)

16:25-16:50 – 2030 and 2050 Roadmaps for the CHPM technology – Tamás Miklovicz (La Palma Research Centre)


Afternoon session II – Geosciences in the energy transition 

Projects presented by geologists for geologists

13:30-13:50 – CO2-Plume Geothermal (CPG) technology – Martin Saar (ETH Zürich)

13:50-14:10 – Enhancing Geothermal Reservoirs – Hydraulic and Thermal Stimulation Technology (ERiS); Thermo-Mechanical Subsurface Energy Storage – Inga Berre (University of Bergen)

14:10-14:30 – GEOCOND- Advanced materials and processes to improve performance and cost-efficiency of Shallow Geothermal systems and UTES. An European project to increase the performance and impact of the SGEs – Jose Manuel Cuevas Castell (Technical University of Valencia)

14:30-14:50 – Energy storage/Geologic Carbon Sequestration – tbc

14:50-15:10 – Coffee break

15:10-15:30 – Offshore Foundations and risk in geotechnical engineering – Kenneth Gavin (TU Delft)

15:30-15:50 – Solar farm & geology – Ramón Perez (Tecsolgeo)

15:50-16:10 – Hydropower/Enabling renewable energy for hydropower – tbc

16:10-16:30 – CO2 storage for completing the energy transition – Rowena Stead, Ton Wildenburg (BRGM/TNO)

16:30-16:50 – Geothermal Energy and Society – tbc

16:50-17:10 – Wrap-up of the afternoon sessions 


17:10-18:30 – Drinks and networking event

19:00-             Dinner (not included in the EuroWorkshop fee)

Fees for the Euroworkshop, 23 May 2019

Type of registration

Rate for the EuroWorkshop


CHPM partners


Directly paid by the project

EurGeol title holders

25 EUR



25 EUR

Students need to provide proof of registration at an University

Members of a National Association (e.g. KNGMG) and an EFG member

45 EUR


Special offer for Dutch participants that are not a member of the KNGMG

90 EUR

This will include access to the workshop and the annual membership fee for 2019 of the KNGMG

All other participants

90 EUR


The fee for the Euroworkshop includes access, refreshments during the breaks, lunch and closing drinks.


Fee for the EuroWorkshop dinner, 23 May 2019

Type of registration



All participants or accompanying persons

60 EUR

Seating for the dinner may be limited. Please specify any dietary requirements during registration


Fee for the Excursion, 24 May 2019

Type of registration



All participants or accompanying persons

60 EUR

Number of participants is limited to approx. 40.

The fee for the excursion includes bus travel, refreshments and lunch, and an excursion guide.


The location is in the former faculty of Mining Engineering in Delft, a historic building dating from the start of the 20th century, specially built to house to universities collection of minerals and rocks. Recently the building was transformed to house the Science Center, a new facility to engage the public and specifically young people in science. Part of the Science Center are the unique meeting rooms that have been preserved in the original look and feel of the academic environment of the early 20thcentury.







Science Center of Delft University of Technology

Mijnbouwstraat 120, 2628 RX Delft, the Netherlands

Tel: +31 15 278 5200

Delft is a city in the province of South Holland, Netherlands. It is located between Rotterdam, to the southeast, and The Hague, to the northwest, and is part of the larger metropolitan area the Randstad. Delft has geosciences in its name. The word ‘Delf’, comes from the word ‘delven’, meaning digging, and led to the name Delft. Referring to the digging the canals for water management enabling the growth of the city as a trade post and academic centre.

Delft is a popular tourist attraction due to its picturesque old town and many landmark buildings dating from the 17th century Golden Age. It is home to Delft University of Technology, regarded as an excellent centre of technological research and development in the Netherlands, Delft Blue pottery and the currently reigning House of Oranje-Nassau. Delft has a special place in the history of microbiology, thanks to the pioneering contributions of Antonie van Leeuwenhoek and Martinus Beijerinck. Furthermore, Delft is the hometown of Johannes Vermeer one of the famous Dutch painters of the Golden Age.

Getting there and away.

The Netherlands can be easily reached by plane. The Airport of Amsterdam (Schiphol) has daily flights to the corners of the world. From the Schiphol it is most convenient to travel by train to Delft. This will take you 40-60 minutes depending on the time of day and available service. The main train station of Delft has recently been upgraded and is situated in the centre of town. Trains to Delft depart between 06.00 AM and midnight every 15 minutes and every hour between 02.00 and 05.00 AM (visit for information on departure times. Depart: Schiphol airport Arrival: Delft). Do note that train delays are not uncommon. Typically, delays are limited to 5-10 minutes and delays exceeding 30 minutes are exceptional.

Taxis are very expensive in the Netherlands, while travelling by public transportation is safe and relatively cheap. Uber is active in the Netherlands and provides the advantage of having a fixed price before departing.

An alternative airport to arrive is The Hague-Rotterdam Airport which is very close to Delft. However limited flights arrive here. One of the primary airlines that uses this airport is Transavia ( There are regular line-busses to Delft.

There are two high-speed train connections, Thalys (Paris/Brussels – Rotterdam) and the Eurostar (London – Rotterdam). Do note that you will have to transfer in Rotterdam to a regular service between Rotterdam and Delft.

Staying in Delft

Delft has many hotels and Bed & Breakfast accommodations. Do note prices will rise over time. Early booking is recommended, the price range is approximately 75-125 EUR a night and could double for last minute bookings. Delft is a popular venue for symposia and conferences, so hotel accommodations can fill-up quickly for certain periods.

The city centre has ample accommodations. The venue for the workshop and the council meeting is situated just outside the city centre, within walking distance.

Alternative locations to stay are The Hague and Rotterdam. You should take into consideration a travel time of an hour to reach the venue. provides a good overview of the available accommodations. If an accommodation is unavailable on it could be worthwhile contacting the hotel directly. Hotels tend to withhold rooms for direct reservations to avoid paying fees to online reservation sites, such as

Getting around

Almost everybody in the Netherlands speaks English. Do note that the level of proficiency varies, and the pronunciation and clarity could be an issue. You will manage.

Most hotels will provide rental bikes, which are an easy and quick way to go from one location to the next. Due to the flat landscape bike riding is easy and not strenuous. However, cycling during rush hour can be stressful since most (students) cyclists bend the traffic rules to their advantage. When using a bike always lock the bike. Bike theft is the number one crime in Delft.

Walking is an easy alternative in Delft, to give an idea of scale one can cross through Delft City centre easily in 25 minutes from North to South. From Delft train station to the venue is about 15 minutes’ walk.

There are regular buses from the train station to the venue (e.g. Busses 40, 55, 69, 174, ask for directions to the first bus at the station), your stop is Julianalaan, Delft. The bus will take 4 minutes. A 2-minute walk will bring you to the venue. Buses can be extremely busy before 09.00 with many students travelling to the university (classes commence at 09.15).

Safety and Security

The Netherlands in general and Delft, in particular, are very safe. However, crime does occur. Criminals tend to look for soft targets, such as solo travellers. Be aware of your surroundings, prevent isolation, watch your luggage and do not respond to any unusual requests. Officials are easily recognizable and generally friendly and helpful. If they contact you, they will always identify themselves and will never ask for money.

Terror threat is substantial and comparable with countries like Belgium, Germany, Denmark. Regular updates are provided by the government on

You can register at the following link

1 Data procession notice

The organisers of this event (European Federation of Geologists (EFG), the Royal Geological and Mining Society of the Netherlands (KNGMG) and the Horizon 2020 funded CHPM2030 project) are collecting the data you have provided for the registration to the EuroWorkshop on “Geology and the energy transition” on 23 May 2019 in Delft, the Netherlands. 

Your personal data are processed in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679.

The purpose of this data collection is to ensure a smooth organisation of the EuroWorkshop on “Geology and the energy transition” on 23 May 2019 and provide participants access to the venue.

The following personal data are collected: email address, first name, last name, professional affiliation and dietary requirements. We are asking for your dietary requirements to do our best to adapt the catering during the event accordingly.

The recipients of your data will be the EFG, KNGMG and CHPM2030 staff in charge of the event organisation. The participants list will be distributed during the event to all the participants including names, affiliations and professional email addresses. Your data will not be shared with third parties and will not be used for other purposes.

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CHPM2030 project
Royal Geological and Mining Society of the Netherlands (KNGMG)
European Federation of Geologists



TNO Geological Survey of the Netherlands & Deltares


CHPM2030 has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement nº 654100