Angela Merkel at Hellisheidi

20.08.2019

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and various political and economic advisers to the Chancellor visited the Hellisheidi Geothermal Power Plant.

The visit is a part of the annual meeting of the Nordic Prime Ministers that takes place in Iceland today. 

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 utilization in general and Edda Sif Pind Aradóttir introduced the carbon binding project CarbFix, which is operated at the power plant. One aspect of this research and development project (through the GECO project) extends to Germany where the University of Technology in Bochum works.
 
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.
 
We are very greatful for her visit and interest.

 

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