Near-surface Geothermal Resources in the Territory of the Alpine Space

The Work Package "User Interaction" is sharing Interviews it realized with NSGE stakeholders:

Please note that opinions expressed in the following documents are those of the interviewees and do not necessarily represent the views of GRETA’s stakeholders or project members. 

Interview 1 - Dr. Maurizio Saggese, Italy

Geothermal sector in Aosta Valley and a geothermal plant case in historic centres protected by Cultural Heritage

Name: Maurizio Saggese
Age: 60 years old
Education: Civil Engineer; Turin University
Activity: Freelance Engineer
Lives in Aosta Valley, Italy
Experience in this sector: near 35 years
Geographical working area: mainly Aosta Valley, Italy.

Interview 2 - Dr. Umberto Puppini, Italy

Dr. Puppini is a freelance geologist dealing with thermogeology since the very first Italian projects in the 80s. He has also been a coordinator of the Geothermal Committee of the Italian Geologists Council

Name: Umberto Puppini
Age: 62 years old
Education: degree in Geology, University of Milan
Activity: Freelance Geologist
Lives in Milan, Italy
Experience in this sector: near 35 years
Geographical working area: Italy.

Interview 3 - Thomas Popp, Germany

The way to manage the expansion of near-surface energy field

Name: Thomas Popp
Activity: Head of sales department: Fischer Spezialbaustoffe GmbH
Works in Heilbronn, Germany
Experience in this sector: nearly 10 years
Geographical working area: mainly Germany, but also international.

Interview  4 - Dr. Picou, France

Thermogeology in medium and high mountain environment and in remote areas

Name: Nicolas Picou
Age: 41
Education: Agronomist Engineer
Activity: Energy expert for Parc Naturel Régional du Massif des Bauges and other French institutions
Lives in France
Experience in this sector: 15 years
Geographical working area: Southern France

Interview 5 - Dr. Wieslaw Kozdrój, Poland

Thermogeology in Poland and other countries of Central Europe

Name: Wiesław Kozdrój
Age: 56
Education: PhD in Earth Sciences
Activity: Researcher in the Polish Geological Institute – National Research Institute
Lives in Wrocław, Poland
Experience in the thermogeology sector: 5 years
Geographical working area: Poland

Interview 6 - Dr. Norbert Dorfinger

The management of thermogeology in an area with high-density installations

Name: Norbert Dorfinger
Education: Engineer in energy planning (Ing.); University Master in Environmental System Sciences/Physics (Mag.)
Activity: Product Manager
Lives in Austria
Experience in this sector: 10 years
Geographical working area: Austria

Interview 7 - Dr. Claus Ditlefsen, Denmark

Thermogeology in Denmark

Name: Claus Ditlefsen
Age: 59
Education: PhD in geology
Activity: Senior Consultant
Lives in Aarhus
Experience in the thermogeology sector: 7 years
Geographical working area: Denmark

Interview 8 - Dr. Gehlin, Sweden

Thermogeology in Sweden

Name: Signhild Gehlin
Age: 47
Education: PhD and MSc from Luleå Univeristy of Technology, Sweden
Activity: Technical Expert at the Swedish Geoenergy Center
Lives in Nynäshamn, Sweden
Experience in the thermogeology sector: 22 years
Geographical working area: Sweden

Interview 9 - Dr. Chiasson, USA

Thermogeology in USA

Name: Andrew Chiasson
Age: 50
Education: PhD in Engineering
Activity: Faculty, Department Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, University of Dayton
Lives in Ohio, USA
Experience in the thermogeology sector: 20+ years
Geographical working area: USA

Interview 10 - Kleanthis Kravvaritis, Greece

Thermogeology in Greece and in the Mediterranean Islands

Name: Kleanthis Kravvaritis
Age: 43
Education: Mechanical Engineer
Lives in Athens
Experience in the thermogeology sector: 16 years
Geographical working area: EU

Interview 11 - Dr. Daniel Trisant, Spain

Thermogeology in the Pyrenees, Spain

Name: Daniel Trisant
Age: 47
Education: Geologist
Activity: Thermogeology
Lives in Barcelona
Experience in the thermogeology sector: 9 years
Geographical working area: Spain

Interview 12 - Dr. Jon Busby, UK

Thermogeology in UK

Name: Jon Busby
Age: 60
Education: BSc, PhD
Activity: Team Leader Geothermal Energy
Lives in Nottingham, UK
Experience in the thermogeology sector: 12 years
Geographical working area: UK

Interview 13 - Prof. Peter Bayer, Germany

Shallow Geothermal Energy research, Germany


Name: Peter Bayer                                                                                                                             

Education: Prof. in Geothermal Energy at the University of Applied Sciences 

Lives in Germany