13th International UFZ-Deltares Conference on

Sustainable Use and Management of Soil, Sediment and Water Resources

9–12 June 2015 • Copenhagen, Denmark

Tour 3: Innovations in subsurface utilization


This tour starts with very short drive and visit to the geothermal plant at the Amager Power Plant – a classic example of the utilization of low temperature geothermal energy. At this stop there will be a short presentation of the plant and how they utilize the warmer waters from about 3000m depth to supplement the energy demands in the district heating system for Copenhagen. The tour will continue with a drive west to the Risø National Laboratory, just north of the city of Roskilde. Here we will visit the premise of the former atomic research center. A presentation of and tour around the radioactive waste, currently in temporary storage at the facility will be given. In addition, there will also be a presentation of environmental, political and economic aspects of shale gas extraction in Denmark – a topic currently debated in Denmark with the exploration well underway in northern Jutland.  Finally there will be a presentation of the underground natural gas storage facilities in Denmark – one in Jutland and one on Zealand – which is used to even out the differences between the production of natural gas and the season use.



Time table for Tour 3

12.30 - 13.15      Transport to and a stop at geothermic plant, Amager

13.15 - 14.00      Transport to DTU Risø, Roskilde

14.00 - 14.45      See the radioactive waste at Risø

15.00 - 15.30      Presentation of shale gas extraction in Denmark

15.30 - 16.00      Presentation of natural gas storage in Denmark

16.00 - 17.00      Transport back to Bella Centre















Version: 20 April 2015