Luca Xodo elected Chairman of ETIP geothermal for 2024-2026

The European Technology & Innovation Platform on Geothermal (ETIP-Geothermal) is delighted to announce the election of Luca Xodo as the new Chairman for the term 2024-2026.

Luxa Xodo, is the Lead Project Advisor and Global Sales and Partnerships Director of STEAM S.r.l., brings a wealth of experience and expertise in the geothermal industry to this pivotal role. 

“Joining ETIP’s committee as its new Chairman has only strengthened my resolve to make ‘geothermal’ a household name. Since the beginning of my career, I’ve watched our leaders shape our industry, and today I’m grateful for this opportunity to join their ranks and serve with my experience and knowledge. My deep thanks to our members for their trust in me. ETIP is and will increasingly be the home for all geothermal stakeholders in Europe. I look forward to working alongside all our colleagues in the ETIP network to secure geothermal place as a pillar of Europe’s clean energy future.”

Luca Xodo, ETIP-Geothermal Chairman 2024-2026.

The new Steering Committee also elected the four new vice chairwoman/chairmen. Vice chairs of ETIP-Geothermal for 2024-2026 are:

  • Christofer Friberg, MontLibre Group, Founder & CEO
  • Alicja Wiktoria Stokłosa, GEORG Geothermal Research Cluster, Manager
  • Jan-Diederik Van Wees, TNO and Utrecht University, Principal Scientist
  • Javier Urchueguia, University of Valencia, Professor

Geothermal energy is a pivotal form of renewable energy and a key player in the energy transition. Its capabilities encompass electricity generation, heating, cooling, provision of hot water, and thermal underground storage for short and seasonal periods. Moreover, Geothermal is a unique energy that can supply critical raw materials, such as lithium, in a sustainable way. 

Under the European Commission’s Strategic Energy Technology Plan (SET-Plan), ETIP-Geothermal is committed to fostering the widespread adoption of geothermal technology across Europe. Aligned with its Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda for Geothermal Technologies (SRIA), the platform aims to provide improved next-generation geothermal systems and technologies that will contribute to the EU milestone of a climate-neutral economy by 2050. 

Discover more about Luca Xodo

Luca Xodo holds a master’s in Energy Engineering (Politecnico di Milano, Italy) and one in Business Administration in the Energy Industry (Scuola Mattei, Eni Corporate University).

Luca Xodo’s geothermal career began with a decade in an ORC binary plants manufacturer, where he became an expert in power plant technologies, contributing to over 1 GW of geothermal power projects at different stages of development. At Steam, he has continued to expand his skillset, providing geothermal consulting services for resource assessment, feasibility studies, drilling engineering, engineering of brownfield and greenfield geothermal power and thermal use (direct use and heat pump) plants, and mineral extraction projects.

Luca Xodo is also the author and co-author of several scientific papers and books. He is firmly committed to geothermal knowledge sharing, acting as a lecturer in several capacity-building activities in Europe, Asia, and Africa.