Germany’s premier visits CarbFix project

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and various political and economic advisers to the Chancellor visited the Hellisheidi Geothermal Power Plant in August as part of the annual meeting of the Nordic Prime Ministers in Iceland.

Brynhildur Davíðsdóttir, Chairman of the Board of Directors, and Bjarni Bjarnason CEO welcomed the chancellor and then sat down for a chat over coffee and cakes.

Bjarni, Brynhildur and Hildigunnur H. Thorsteinsson, Chairman of the ON, discussed the geothermal utilisation in general and Edda Sif Pind Aradóttir introduced the carbon binding project CarbFix, [a founder member of the CCUS Projects Network], which is operated at the power plant.

One aspect of this research and development project, through the GECO project, extends to Germany’s University of Technology, in Bochum.

The chancellor showed great interest in the project and its opportunities. She specifically asked whether the method could be used in other parts of the world than in Iceland and received a positive response to it.

Photo: Brynhildur Davíðsdóttir, left, Chairman of the Board of Directors, and Bjarni Bjarnason CEO welcome Angela Merkel, Germany’s chancellor, to the Hellisheidi Geothermal Power Plant. Credit: Reykjavik Energy/Eva Bjork Aegisdottir

This story was originally published by the CarbFix project on 20 August 2019.