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Making the planet greener

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13.9.2018 : The International Carbon Conference hosted by Reykjavik Energy

REYKJAVIK, SEPTEMBER 13 – The International Carbon Conference(ICC) is taking place from the 10th of September to the 14th. This conference brought together professionals and experts in carbon capture to discuss the current projects in place to mitigate carbon dioxide emissions. Ragna Björk Bragadóttir, an Iceland School of Energy Student who worked at Orkuveita Reykjavikur (OR) over the summer is the manager of the conference and played a large role in putting together the conference. Where put together this conference. The five major networks in attendance were CarbFix, S4CE, Metal-Aid, Deep Carbon Observatory, and CarbonSAFE.

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16.8.2018 : MSc Thesis: UAV geothermal mapping in Austurengjar

Jóhann Mar Ólafsson successfully defends his master's thesis

REYKJAVIK, AUGUST 16 – At the beginning of the summer, Jóhann Mar Ólafsson MSc in Sustainable Energy Engineering, successfully defended his master's thesis research where he created and evaluated a thermal map of Austurengjar using an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) equipped with a dual thermal and RGB camera. Jóhann's work was supervised by Juliet Ann Newson from Háskólinn í Reykjavík, Victor Pajuelo Madrigal and Daniel Ben-Yehoshua both from Svarmi.

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13.8.2018 : Iceland School of Energy: Summer School

Reykjavik University welcomes its newest members

REYKJAVIK, AUGUST 13 – At the end of the July, the newest members of Iceland School of Energy (ISE) were introduced to their master’s program through a 3-week summer course. The aim of this course is to introduce students to various aspects of sustainability, from the economics to the physics. This introductory course is important because ISE students have widely diverse scholastic backgrounds. The incoming class of 2020 consists of geologists, engineers, literature majors and lawyers.

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6.8.2018 : MSc Thesis: Low-temperature geothermal resources in abandoned mines of the Canadian Shield: A case study in the Chapais and Chibougamau area, Québec, Canada

Andrea Morgan successfully defends her master's thesis

REYKJAVIK, AUGUST 3 – After conducting studies is Quebec, Andrea Morgan successfully defended her thesis where she analyzed the geothermal potential of inundated mines in conjunction with a heat pump system through the use of numerical modeling. Andrea’s work was supervised by Jasmin Raymond from Institut national de la recherche scientifique and advised by Juliet Newson from Reykjavík University. 

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25.7.2018 : MSc Thesis: Deep Learning for Power System Restoration

Alexander Danielsson Moses successfully defends her master's thesis

REYKJAVIK, July 25 - MSc in Sustainable Energy Engineering, Alexander Danielsson Moses successfully defended his master’s thesis where he attempts to minimize the negative impact of outages using a deep feed-forward neural network (FFNN) trained to perform optimally during power system restoration. Alexander’s work was supervised by Ragnar Kristjánsson from Reykjavik University and Samuel Perkin from Landsnet. 

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20.7.2018 : MSc Thesis: Assessment of Renewable Energy as Investment Opportunity: Risk Return Impact

Dwina Andini Soerono successfully defends her master's thesis

REYKJAVIK, July 20 - MSc in Sustainable Energy Science, Dwina Andini Soerono successfully defended her master's thesis where she evaluates the long-term financial performance of renewable energy stocks as an investment opportunity for US investors. She aimed to better understand the financial risk and returns within the renewable energy sector as an investment opportunity, specifically for US institutional investors. Dwina's work was supervised by Stefan Wendt from Reykjavik University. 

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