On 20–24 February, a new and innovative course series “Carbon Neutral Geotechnologies – Level 1” was introduced at TalTech. The classes were organised by SHOGenergy consulting (TalTech startup) and supported by TalTech and European Regional Development Fund.
The new course, prepared by the best experts in the Baltic Region, is based on an optional course CO2 Geological Storage offered by the TalTech Department of Geology (Dr. Alla Shogenova) during the past decade. It has already been taught internationally at the University of Warsaw (Poland), within an international Master Course at Sapienza University of Rome (Italy) and at Zagreb University (Croatia). A shorter version of the course was given by Dr. Kazbulat Shogenov at TalTech partner universities – Middle East Technical University, Turkey, and Silesian Technical University, Poland, and also to the American Association of Petroleum Geologists.
The course has been updated with new content, such as storing energy resources underground (including hydrogen), synergy with renewable energy (including geothermal energy), negative emission technologies and circular economy. The course ends with an introduction of new carbon-neutral and carbon-negative technology prospects for the years 2070-2100.
The hybrid course was attended by Estonian Parliament Member, Maria Jufereva-Skuratovski, representatives of industry (Latvenergo), members of the academia (Estonia, Lithuania, Ukraine, UK and Qatar), Tallinn City Government and private companies.
On the first day, the Mayor of Tallinn, Mihhail Kõlvart, opened the course and greeted the participants.
All the students successfully passed their every tests and on 24th February received their certificates while celebrating Estonian Independence Day.