Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Mexico: Geothermal Research and Development Center Opens

Mexico opens geothermal R&D center (News Release)

Mexico has inaugurated a geothermal research and development center, called CEMIE-Geo, in Ensenada, Baja California, the energy ministry said.

The Mexican Center for Innovation in Geothermal Energy, CeMIE-Geo, is an academia-industry alliance supported by the Mexican Secretary of Energy (SENER) and the National Science and Technology Council (CONACYT) aimed to promote and accelerate the use and development of geothermal energy in Mexico.

This group of academic institutions and private companies is leaded by Centro de Investigación Científica y de Educación Superior de Ensenada (CICESE), a government institution dedicated to scientific research and education since 1973. This consortium includes several universities, scientific research institutes, as well as public and private companies.

Most of the geothermal expertise in the country is grouped in CeMIE-Geo. The idea is to improve the existing physical and human infrastructure in the country and promote the functioning in a coordinated manner, in such a way that efforts be focused to encourage scientific research, technological development and innovation in the field of geothermal energy.