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Swiss heating coop plans to invest $51m in expansion of geothermal district heating

ThinkGeoEnergy Summary Wärmeverbund Riehen, a local heating coop in the Swiss-German border region is looking at expanding its geothermal district heating operations with planned additional drilling and an investment of up to USD 51 million. The local heating cooperation in Riehen , a...


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Connecting engineering and geo-science for a geothermal heating future at RUB

Think GeoEnergy Summary With a closer cooperation of Fraunhofer Institute for Energy Infrastructures and Geothermal Energy and Ruhr University of Bochum, Prof. Dr. Rolf Bracke has been appointed new chair for geothermal energy systems at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering at the Ruhr...


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Envisioning and Implementing Geothermal Solutions for Decarbonizing District Energy

As communities, cities and towns and campuses pursue strategies for meeting their decarbonization goals, they are exploring the opportunities provided by both open and closed loop geothermal systems in decarbonizing heating and cooling systems. The Training Symposium will present the...

 06-02-2020 | 14:00 - 17:00 ET


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Transforming a coal mine into a geothermal heat source in the North East of England, UK

Think GeoEnergy Summary The mining legacy at Hebburn in England lives on in the creation of a planned ground-breaking renewable energy scheme, deriving geothermal energy from flooded mines at the old coal mines of Hebburn. Abandoned coal mines in South Tyneside are set to create a ground...


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Eavor Announces a Commercial Eavor-Loop Project to be built in Geretsried, Germany

Yahoo! Finance! Summary Eavor is pleased to announce Enex Power Germany GmbH (“Enex”) and Eavor Technologies Inc. (“Eavor”) have entered into a letter of intent to form a geothermal project development company to construct Eavor-Loop™ heat and power projects within Enex’s existing geothermal...


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Denmark blessed with “enormous geothermal potential”, yet how much can be used?

ThinkGeoEnergy Summary A new survey of the subsurface in Denmark shows enormous amounts of geothermal energy. It must be utilized in the green transition, so researchers and the Danish District Heating organisation. The Danish subsoil contains so much geothermal energy that it can in...


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Energy Department Opens Geothermal Manufacturing Prize

EERE News Summary Today, the U.S. Department of Energy announced the opening of the American-Made Geothermal Manufacturing Prize (Geothermal Prize). Designed to spur innovation and address manufacturing challenges fundamental to operating in harsh geothermal environments, this prize further...


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Two Wells for Geothermal Heat Project Successfully Drilled in Champs-sur-Marne

Think GeoEnergy Summary The Champs-sur-Marne geothermal district heating project in the greater Paris area of France has successfully concluded its drilling campaign and confirmed the resources with construction for the heating plant now underway. The urban community of Paris – Vallée...

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How abandoned South Tyneside coal mines will generate energy once more under innovative renewable power scheme

The Shields Gazette Summary The ‘Hebburn Minewater District Network’ will see geothermal energy drawn from flooded mines in the former Hebburn Colliery, and used to heat council-owned buildings in the town, including a residential tower block. The project, which has preliminary...


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Munich taps into geothermal power to widen district cooling grid

Recharge Summary Munich utility Stadtwerke München (SWM) is investing €80m ($87m) to expand its climate-friendly district cooling network with pipelines carrying cold air from a geothermal plant in the southern district of Sendling to a grid supplying inner-city clients. The 20-kilometre...