Friday, September 28, 2012

USA, Oregon:

Newberry Geothermal Project Will Use Hot Rocks To Make Steam (Oregon Public Broadcasting)

All is quiet at the surface of the Newberry Volcano.

The last eruption took place here more 1300 years ago. But beneath the surface, there's a lot going on. And, while there's plenty of heat, there's not a lot of water down there -- a component necessary for geothermal energy production.

Backers of an experimental geothermal project in Central Oregon say they're ready to begin the next phase of a plan to create a more cost-effective way of turning underground heat into electricity.

Next month, Newberry Geothermal hopes to solve that problem.

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