Thursday, August 24, 2017

China: "Rich Geothermal Energy Resources" Discovered in Xiongan New Area

Xiongan looks good in survey (ecns)

Location of Xiong'an New Area in Hebei (Wikipedia Commons)

Xiongan New Area has a stable geologic structure, good for ground construction and underground infrastructure, as well as vast farmland and groundwater resources, according to the first phase of a geological survey released on Wednesday.

China announced plans in April to establish Xiongan New Area, a new economic zone about 100 kilometers southwest of Beijing that covers Xiongxian, Rongcheng and Anxin counties in Hebei province.

The geologists also found that Xiongan New Area has rich geothermal energy resources in the shallow layer - up to 200 meters deep - which could make the area more ecologically sound.