Bruno Della Vedova is a geologist, research scientist at the Engineering Faculty of Trieste University since 1981, two years of specialization in marine geophysics in the USA, Associate professor of Applied Geophysics at the Engineering and Architecture Department of Trieste University from 2002 to present. He carried out many research cruises in the Mediterranean Sea working on the geothermal characterization and heat flow map of Italy and surrounding seas. Author or co-author of about 90 scientific papers, vice-president of the Unione Geotermica Italiana and member of the Board of Directors of the International Geothermal Association.
Lecture: Geothermal Sources – Heat and Power
Geothermal energy is used today for district heating, as well as for heating (and cooling) of individual buildings. This contribution will tackle and describe the distribution of the abundant geothermal resources in the Italian and European areas. It will also focus on the direct uses of the geothermal heat, presenting a couple of recent plants realized in the Regione Friuli Venezia Giulia, such as the “Grado geothermal district heating”, the “Pontebba ice rink geothermal plant”, and other applications.