Friday, June 22, 2018

USA: New Zealand and DOE to Share Ideas on Geothermal Energy Technologies

Energy Department to Collaborate with New Zealand on Geothermal Energy Advancement (News Release)

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced an agreement with New Zealand’s Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) to collaborate on the advancement of geothermal technologies.

The overarching goal between DOE’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) and MBIE’s Labour, Science and Enterprise Group is to establish a framework for cooperation in the development of advanced, cost-effective geothermal energy technologies; accelerate the availability of geothermal technologies worldwide; and identify and address wider issues relating to geothermal energy, such as induced seismicity and mineral recovery. The proposed areas for collaboration include the joint development and improvement of modeling tools, mineral recovery, direct use applications, and supercritical geothermal systems.