29 Nov 2023
CCPTE annual meeting: ‘Debate between various technologies from the perspective of innovation and value creation’
The Coordination Committee of Spanish Energy Technology Platforms (CCPTE), of which GEOPLAT is a member, organised its annual meeting on 15 November under the title ‘Debate between different technologies from the perspective of innovation and value creation’. The event was welcomed by Mª Ángeles Ferre, Head of the Scientific-Technical Thematic Programmes Branch of the State Research Agency. Two round tables were held; the first, comprising...
15 Oct 2023
Geothermal energy aims to account for 5% of global electricity supply by 2050, up from 0.5% today, positioning it as a real alternative for self-consumption. By providing regular energy input, harnessing the Earth’s internal heat, it offers the opportunity for countries to reduce dependence on imported fossil fuels. This energy independence not only strengthens national economies, but can also act as a buffer against energy...
11 Sep 2023
On 25-26 September 2023, in the framework of the European project GEO4CIVHIC – Most Easy, Efficient and Low Cost Geothermal Systems for Retrofitting Civil and Historical Building, the European Centres of Excellence (ECoE) network is organising a specialisation course on geothermal energy at a high scientific level for master, postgraduate and PhD students. The course will be held in English and in hybrid format: online...
01 Sep 2023
The educational institution Liceo Granaderos de Putre in the commune of Putre in Chile will be heated with geothermal energy through a project led by the Centro de Excelencia Geotérmica Los Andes (CEGA) and financed by the Regional Government of Arica and Panicota. The project is considered the highest altitude at which a geothermal heat pump has been installed: 3,600 metres above sea level. The...
09 Aug 2023
The future of Internet connectivity is being shaped by innovative technologies and unconventional energy sources. One such source is volcanic geothermal energy, a largely untapped resource with the potential to revolutionize the way we power our digital world. The use of volcanic geothermal energy as a power source for Internet connectivity is a novel concept that is currently being explored by researchers and scientists around...
26 Jul 2023
The US Department of Energy (DoE) has announced nearly $11 million in grants for 10 projects (in nine states) that will advance innovative technologies to extract and convert battery-grade lithium from geothermal brine sources. “The direct extraction of lithium from geothermal brines represents an opportunity to produce lithium hydroxide in the country, the form of lithium used for advanced batteries, in an efficient and environmentally...
29 Jun 2023
A questionnaire has been developed to give a voice to as many actors in the sector as possible, regardless of their nature (private or public) and their field of work (shallow or deep geothermal). The aim is to provide as much and as good information as possible to the consultants to enable them to carry out a good analysis of the geothermal sector As part...
19 Jun 2023
After almost 40 years of hiatus, deep geothermal energy is making a comeback in the UK, thanks to the Eden Project in Cornwall, a botanical and ecosystem diversity resort in south-west England. This resort, dominated by two huge geodesic domes next to each other and home to thousands of plant species, will use the hot water reservoirs on which it sits, almost 5 kilometres underground,...
30 May 2023
In the U.S., nearly $500 million from the Inflation and Infrastructure Reduction Act would go to clean energy projects in former coal mines. When a coal mine ceases to operate, it usually fills with water. At a certain depth, this water is heated by the heat of the Earth’s interior. By drilling boreholes, this heat can be extracted from the mines and transferred to buildings and...
29 May 2023
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