Friday, December 14, 2018

Geothermal Energy News from Around the World

Global Geothermal News - Weekly Update (Geothermal Resources Council)

A round-up of this week's international geothermal energy news.......

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Monday, December 10
United Kingdom: Government Announces Additional £100 Million of Funding for Renewable Energy Projects in Africa - Including Geothermal - Developers of small-scale solar, wind, hydro and geothermal projects will be supported to harness each country’s natural resources.

Malaysia: Former Energy Minister Thinks Tawau Geothermal Energy Project Should be Revived - He said it would not only put Malaysia on the world renewal energy map but also the benefit the people.

Tuesday, December 11
Finland: Artificial Intelligence Survey Shows Big Potential for Geothermal Energy in South and Southwest - The total theoretical energy potential from the top 300 meters of the Finnish sub-strata is about 300 million GWh. Most geothermal energy, ie geoenergy, is in Southern and Southwest Finland, where in the best areas the energy storage of one geothermal well is about 4.5 GWh.

Wednesday, December 12
Croatia: 17.5 MWe Velika Ciglena Geothermal Plant is Commissioned - In December 2018 Turboden started-up the largest ORC system in Europe of 17.5 MWe in the Velika Ciglena geothermal power plant, Croatia, for the Turkish customer Geoen – MB Holding.

USA, Hawaii: Puna Geothermal Venture Given Go-Ahead to Restore Road Access - As for when PGV could restart operations, Kaleikini said that will depend on assessments that have been mostly on hold without road access. He previously said that could take about 18 months from when a road could be built.

Kenya: KenGen Seeks Consultant in Researching Mineral Extraction from Geothermal Brine - Through a tender notice, KenGen invited eligible firms and entities to provide application research on mineral extractions from the hot brine— the waste stream that the firm pumps out of the ground. Deadline for submissions is 22nd January.

Thursday, December 13
USA: Opportunity for Geothermal Energy to Help in Desalination Research - Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced $100 million to establish an Energy-Water Desalination Hub to address water security issues in the United States.

Friday, December 14
Canada: Open Access Lab Dedicated to Geothermal Energy Opens in Quebec City- Outside partners can use the LOG equipment for free. They can come analyze their rock samples or even test innovative new materials for thermal conductivity and other geothermal properties.

United Kingdom: Grant Awarded to Support Research of Geothermal Resources in Cornwall - The Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) is to support geothermal research with a £1.8M grant awarded under its £24M fourth round of highlight topic funding.

Kazakhstan: South Korea to Help Map Geothermal Resources - The respective agreement on geothermal projects was signed with a leading Islamic company a few days ago.

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