low temperature geothermal News

  • Opportunities for geothermal energy: New method reveals past underground temperatures

    Rocks store information about the temperatures that they have experienced. Wageningen University researchers and international colleagues are the first to develop a method that reveals low-temperature information (from 35 °C and higher) on a relatively short timescale of thousands of years. The new method might find application in locating geothermal reservoirs and in maintaining underground ...

  • DOE announces geothermal research initiative

    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announces a new collaboration between the Office of Fossil Energy (FE) and the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s (EERE) Geothermal Technologies Program (GTP) to demonstrate low temperature geothermal electrical power generation systems using oilfield fluids produced at the Rocky Mountain Oilfield Testing Center (RMOTC). ...

  • Geothermal: The dark horse of renewable energy

    Geothermal energy is clean, quiet, virtually inexhaustible and able meet the world's annual electricity and heating needs many times over with little impact on the climate or the environment. In many jurisdictions, geothermal energy is emerging as a reliable and affordable alternative to fossil fuels. This fourth article in the GLOBE-Net series on renewable energy discusses the dark horse of ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Geothermal: the dark horse of renewable energy

    Geothermal energy is clean, quiet, virtually inexhaustible and able meet the world’s annual electricity and heating needs many times over with little impact on the climate or the environment. In many jurisdictions, geothermal energy is emerging as a reliable and affordable alternative to fossil fuels. This fourth article in the GLOBE-Net series on renewable energy discusses the dark horse of ...

  • Media invited to geothermal energy symposium

    The U.S. Department of Energy’s Rocky Mountain Oilfield Testing Center (RMOTC) in partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and the Southern Methodist University (SMU) Geothermal Laboratory, invite members of the media to attend the two-day “Geothermal in the Oil Field” symposium in Casper, Wyo., Aug. 18-19, 2010. This ...

  • Success with Enhanced Geothermal Systems Changing the Future of Geothermal Power in the U.S.

    Ormat Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: ORA), the U.S. Department of Energy and GeothermEx successfully produced 1.7 additional megawatts from an Enhanced Geothermal System (EGS) project inside an existing wellfield in the U.S. This is the first EGS project to be connected to the electricity grid. Using innovative subsurface ...


    By Ormat Technologies, Inc.

  • Best Geothermal Presentations of 2012 Announced

    The Geothermal Resources Council (GRC) has announced the outstanding presentations from the global geothermal community for 2012. The judging was made in each of the technical sessions held in early October at the 36th GRC Annual Meeting inReno, the world’s largest annual geothermal event. The judging criteria included the technical content, the quality of the visual aids and the ...

  • ElectraTherm Awarded Department of Energy Grant for Geothermal Technology

    RENO, NV -- (Marketwire) -- 09/20/10 -- ElectraTherm, Inc. announced today it was awarded approximately $982,000 from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to research, develop and demonstrate its technology using co-produced fluids. The federal grant will help accelerate the development of ElectraTherm's technology through a geothermal demonstration site at Florida Canyon Mine in Imlay, Nevada. ...


    By Marketwire

  • New centre makes geothermal cities a hot prospect

    The Western Australian Geothermal Centre of Excellence (WAGCOE) is a joint venture between CSIRO and The University of Western Australia, in conjunction with Curtin University of Technology, and supported by the WA State Government. The Centre brings together researchers, industry, investors and government agencies to investigate how geothermal energy can be used to provide modern cities with air ...

  • The power within – geothermal energy comes of age

    Next week hundreds of energy experts from around the world will gather in Vancouver to discuss one of the least understood, but potentially the most powerful forms of clean energy. They will be attending the Third Annual Conference and Trade Show of the Canadian Geothermal Energy Association (CanGEA). Geothermal means earth-heat. Its origins stem from the very formation of our planet, in ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Best Geothermal Energy Presentations of 2015 Announced

    The Geothermal Resources Council (GRC) has announced the outstanding technical presentations from the global geothermal community for 2015. The selections were made in each of the GRC Technical Sessions held in late September at the 39th GRC Annual Meeting in Reno, Nevada, USA, the world’s largest annual geothermal energy event. The judging criteria included the ...


    By Geothermal Resources Council

  • Ormat to Acquire Geothermal Power Plant in the Island of Guadeloupe

    Ormat Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:ORA) announced today it has signed a binding Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to acquire, gradually, 85% of Geothermie Bouillante SA (GB) at a total company enterprise value of up to around €52 million (approximately $56 million USD, based on current foreign currency exchange rates). GB owns and operates a 14.75 MW geothermal power plant and owns two ...


    By Ormat Technologies, Inc.

  • Study finds mines can work for geothermal power

    Is there light at the end of the tunnel for mine shafts slated for closure? Two Spanish engineers say there is, noting that they could be the sites for geothermal energy providing power to towns that need it. Writing in the journal Renewable Energy, the researchers describe the tool that enabled them to estimate the amount of heat a tunnel could potentially offer industry and households. The ...

  • Ormat successfully completed the Ngatamariki Geothermal Plant

    Ormat Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: ORA) announced today that it has successfully completed the 100 MW installed capacity Ngatamariki geothermal power plant in New Zealand under the $142 million Supply and Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contracts signed with Mighty River Power (MRP) in June 2011. Mighty River Power’s modular Ngatamariki geothermal power plant is the largest ...


    By Ormat Technologies, Inc.

  • Best Geothermal Energy Presentations of 2013 Announced

    The Geothermal Resources Council (GRC) has announced the outstanding presentations from the global geothermal community for 2013. The judging was made in each of the technical sessions held in late September/early October at the 37th GRC Annual Meeting in Las Vegas, the world’s largest annual geothermal energy event. The judging criteria included the technical content, ...


    By Geothermal Resources Council

  • Ormat Completes Acquisition of Platanares Geothermal Project in Honduras

    Ormat Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: ORA) announced today that its indirect, wholly-owned subsidiary, completed the acquisition of the Geotérmica Platanares geothermal project in Honduras from ELCOSA, a privately owned Honduran energy company, upon satisfaction of the required conditions precedent . Ormat will hold the assets under a Build, Operate and Transfer (BOT) structure for approximately ...


    By Ormat Technologies, Inc.

  • Canada is awash with clean geothermal energy resources

    Canada has enormous geothermal energy resources that could supply the country with a renewable and clean source of power even though currently Canada has no geothermal electrical production. This is one of the key findings of an encyclopaedic 300-plus page report released by the Geological Survey of Canada and a team of leading scientists in the field of geothermal energy earlier this year. The ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • California to Host Ultimate Geothermal Energy Event in October

    California will host the geothermal energy event of the year from October 23-26, just 9 weeks away. This event brings together key players in policy, technology, and  industry at the Sacramento Convention Center -- the GRC Annual Meeting & GEA GEOEXPO+. Last year, the event hosted more than 1,200 ...


    By Geothermal Resources Council

  • Geothermal Industry Ends 2012 on a High Note

    The past 12 months saw continued economic challenges for many American industries, including those in the renewable energy field, but the country’s geothermal community witnessed a year of growth, both domestically and abroad. The Geothermal Energy Association (GEA) today expressed optimism for 2013, while looking back on a difficult, yet ultimately successful 2012. U.S. Geothermal ...

  • Request for Information explores Mineral Recovery from Geothermal Fluids

    The DOE Geothermal Technologies Office (GTO) is seeking input on ideas that encourage geothermal development by exploring innovations in extracting critical materials found in geothermal brines. Geothermal fluids could be a key pathway for supplying a growing domestic demand for these materials, which are ...


    By US Department of Energy

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