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Hungarian geothermal CHP project enters commissioning phase

Tildy Bayar, Decentralized Energy Summary A geothermal combined heat and power (CHP) plant in Hungary is now in the commissioning phase, its developer has announced. Singaporean firm KS Orka’s 3 MW/7 MWth Turawell plant, located near Budapest, is planned to come online in...


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Tender: Salihli Municipality Geothermal District Heating License Area, Turkey

Alexander Richter, ThinkGeoenergy Summary Salihili geothermal plant, Turkey (source: JeotermalHaberler) The municipality Salihli in Turkey has reorganized the tender for the operation of geothermal operation licensed fields for 30 years. The tender will be held on Thursday, October 12,...


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Work starts on city's £52 million district heat network

Phil Corrigan, The Sentinel Summary Work has finally started on Stoke-on-Trent’s pioneering £52 million district heat network. Around 700 metres of pipe will be laid underground on Leek Road and Boughey Road in Shelton over the next 11 weeks – with 4km due to be installed around the...


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Alberta town hopes to pull new kind of energy from old gas well

Bob Weber, The Canadian Press, CBC News Summary There are no commercial geothermal plants currently operating in Alberta, but new research is exploring that possibility. (Canadian Press) An Alberta town is planning to pull a different kind of energy from the abandoned oil and gas...


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How the Christchurch district energy scheme works

Will Harvie, Stuff Summary A district energy scheme has just been turned on at Ngāi Tahu's new development in central Christchurch. WILL HARVIE explains the engineering of energy efficiency. It was supposed to a "world-leading" response to the earthquakes and demolitions in Christchurch. It...


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First deep geothermal district heating network to kick of in Scotland

Press Release; Parker O'Halloran, Think Geoenergy Geon Energy Scotland, Deep Geothermal we'll illustration (source: ARUP website) Ross Developments & Renewables Ltd (RDRL) has announced that the Scottish Government has allocated £1.8 million of grant funding to support the creation...


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Successful operation of geothermal district heating system in Poddebice, Poland

Alexander Richter, Think Geoenergy Summary At a recent conference on the potential for geothermal energy utilisation in Poland in Poddebice, Icelandic engineering group Verkís presented the results of the geothermal district heating project in the city. The conference focused on topics...


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Turboden to supply ORC geothermal plant for German town

Tildy Bayar, Power Engineering International Summary Turboden is to supply an Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) plant for a German geothermal project. The order comes from Geothermie Holzkirchen GmbH, which is developing the project in the town of Holzkirchen in upper Bavaria. The firm is a...


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Report shows incremental rise of geothermal in Europe

Diarmaid Williams, Decentralized Energy Summary The European Geothermal Energy Council (EGEC) has produced its latest report on the health of the sector. The 6 th edition of the report shows that over the last five years (2012-2016), the use of geothermal energy, particularly for heat...


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Sinopec goes big on geothermal

Li Yahui, ECNS Summary State-owned China Petroleum & Chemical Corp, also known as Sinopec Corp, said it will further develop geothermal energy in Xiongxian county, Hebei province, as it seeks to make the region smokeless. Sinopec Corp is also diversifying beyond oil and gas production. ...