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Harnessing the Heat from Beneath – Geothermal District Heating of Erding, Germany

Think Geoenergy Summary A recent article in local publication Merkur from Germany reported on how the search for oil ended up with a geothermal heating plant that today supplies the city of Erding with heat. For now more than 20 years STEAG New Energies GmbH Erding has supplied the city of...


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Geothermal part of project to explore renewables-based heating in city of Hamburg

Alexander Richter, Think Geoenergy Summary An innovative project has won as part of a competition by Germany's Federal Ministry of Economics. With that Hamburg's municipal energy provider can now secure subsidies for a planned project to enable renewable energy based district heating supply,...


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Keep Hunts Point cool: Experts recommend using geothermal power

Will Bredderman, Crain's New York Business Summary Hunts Point could head in a new energy direction, should the city accept a leading think tank's recommendations. The Urban Land Institute debuted a report Monday that proposes the Hunts Point Food Distribution Center, which the New...


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Geothermal energy and beer - Drilling for geothermal below the Munich Octoberfest

Alexander Richter, Think Geoenergy Summary The fifth well for the geothermal heating plant of Stadtwerke München (SWM), the city utility of Munich, is being drilled below the Oktoberfest, the infamous annual beer festivities of Munich. While everything above ground is prepared for the...


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Ambitious large scale geothermal district heating project kicking off in Szeged, Hungary

Alexander Richter, Think Geoenergy Summary With the investment of HUF 22 billion (around EUR 67m), with the help of the EU, a geothermal heating system will be developed in several parts of Szeged, thanks to the development the amount of gas used for district heating and carbon dioxide will be...


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B.C. Project Pencilled Into Infrastructure Bank’s Books

BIV Summary Two years since it launched, the nascent Canada Infrastructure Bank (CIB) is moving forward with what could be its first investment in B.C. At this stage, the federal Crown corporation will help the City of Richmond develop the largest district energy system in North America – one...


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Hybrid geothermal energy plant to connect to Alberta power grid

Angie Bergenson, Hydrogen Fuel News Summary Geothermal power technology to be retrofitted onto an existing oil and gas battery. A hybrid geothermal energy plant is being constructed in Swan Hills, Alberta, Canada. A team of scientists from the University of Alberta is collaborating with...


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Downtown Troy could get a geothermal system to cut energy costs

Michael DeMasi, Albany Business Review Summary The city of Troy will request a $5 million state grant to create a geothermal district downtown to provide heat and air conditioning to building owners near One Monument Square. A 25% match would be required if the New York State Energy and...


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Concordia Partnership Explores Geothermal Possibilities in Northern Quebec

Meagan Boisse, Concordia University Summary Concordia’s Sustainable Energy and Infrastructure Systems Engineering (SEISE) lab has partnered with an independent Quebec-based engineering consulting firm to spearhead a new project in some of the country’s most remote northern communities. ...


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River Leven could power Dumbarton homes and businesses

Jenny Foulds, Daily Record Summary A major groundbreaking green scheme to heat homes and businesses – powered by the River Leven – could be launched at Lomondgate. Strathleven Regeneration CIC (SRCIC), which has been regenerating the former J&B bottling plant and associated land off the...