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Berkeley Lab To Partner with International Collaborators in Geothermal Energy Research

Earth and Environmental Sciences Summary Scientists from the Energy Geosciences Division will collaborate with European partners on three new geothermal research projects through the Department of Energy’s membership in GEOTHERMICA, a transnational consortium that combines the in...


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Aberdeen based start-up plans transfer oil & gas know-how to geothermal

Think GeoEnergy Summary A newly founded company in Aberdeen in Scotland, UK has set itself up to create a a future in geothermal energy for “oil and gas assets and people”, so a recent update via Energy Voice . With the experience of the oil & gas sector in Aberdeen and the “brutal”...


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Heat Storage and Use of Aquifers for Heating in Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.

Think GeoEnergy Summary With increasing blurring of lines between traditional hydrothermal geothermal energy with heat exchange systems of groundsource heat pumps, we are likely going to cover a few more related topics going forward. In the past we have reported on efforts on utilizing...


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Department of Energy Selects 5 Projects to Receive up to $28 Million for Geothermal Energy Research

Energy.Gov Summary Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced that five projects will receive up to $28 million to promote the advancement of the next generation of geothermal energy technologies. Selected by the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s Geothermal...


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Toplane-Sarajevo explore geothermal energy application in district energy system

Balkan Green Energy News Summary BiH capital’s district heating utility Toplane-Sarajevo has launched a geothermal energy research project in order to use renewable energy sources in the district heating system. Sarajevo is one of the cities with the most polluted air, not only in the...


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Seequent sees the future of geothermal – deep, shallow, hot and cold

ThinkGeoEnergy Summary In a recent article NZ-based software house Seequent shares its view on the future of the geothermal sector describing the wide variety of opportunities in this exciting industry of ours. Seequent has made great inroads in software solutions related to the subsurface...


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Despite Great Resources, What is Holding Back Geothermal in Italy?

ThinkGeoEnergy Summary In Europe, the geothermal market is going through a very flourishing moment as a whole, as highlighted by the European Geothermal Council (EGEC) in its European geothermal market report 2019 , we reported . Geothermal power plants are doubling, geothermal...


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Germany’s geothermal sector is struggling to take off

Clean Energy Wire Summary In Munich, south of the city centre along the Isar River, one of the largest geothermal heating plants in Europe is under construction and on schedule to begin supplying 80,000 citizens in the Bavarian capital with heat and cooling services in 2021. The...


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130 Geothermal Plants Operating in Europe

Renews.Biz Summary There were 130 geothermal electricity plants operating in Europe at the end of 2019, according to a report by the European Geothermal Energy Council (EGEC). The 'European Geothermal Market Report 2019' said that a further 36 projects were under development and another 124...


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Croatia launches new bid round for four geothermal exploration licenses

Think GeoEnergy Summary In an announcement today, the Croatian Hydrocarbon Agency announced a new bid round for the exploration of geothermal waters for energy purposes. Four exploration blocks are in geographical area of the Drava valley in which a significant geothermal potential has...