Geothermal Energy

ChatGPT & DALL-E generated panoramic image of a pile of supersaturated sodium acetate (Hot Ice) hand warmers on a steel barge on the Thames.

Barges Of Giant Hand Warmers Likely Won’t Be Heating London

This morning Dave Borlace of YouTube Just Have a Think fame reached out to ask me about a scheme to capture waste heat from a trash burning electricity plant, put it in thermal storage on barges and tow it 28 kilometers upriver to displace gas burning boilers in a district heating … [continued]

Recent core drilling by Quaise lays the groundwork for upcoming field demonstrations of millimeter wave drilling technology. Photo: Quaise Energy

Quaise Energy Raises $21 Million to Accelerate Terawatt-Scale Deep Geothermal Energy

New funding will expand field operations and secure supply chain toward clean energy abundance CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts—Quaise Energy, the company unlocking terawatt-scale geothermal, announced today the closing of a $21 Million Series A1 financing round led by Prelude Ventures and Safar Partners. Mitsubishi Corporation and Standard Investments are among several new … [continued]

Carbon capture,Image created by Microsoft Copilot

A Climate-Friendly Way To Capture Carbon Dioxide In the Air

In a new study, researchers have developed a method for capturing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, powered by clean and relatively inexpensive geothermal energy. Their findings, published in the journal Environmental Research Letters, reveal that by combining direct air carbon dioxide capture technologies (DACC) and geothermal energy, large-scale carbon dioxide (CO2) removal … [continued]

U.S. Department of Energy Announces Winners of 2023 Geothermal Collegiate Competition

Leer en Español The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced the winners of the 2023 Geothermal Collegiate Competition, an annual challenge that offers college students experience in the renewable energy industry and the chance to win cash prizes for developing real-world geothermal solutions. Team GeoTribe from the University of Oklahoma won … [continued]

Biden–Harris Admin Invests $60 Million to Expand Clean, Renewable Geothermal Energy

President Biden’s Investing in America Agenda Will Fund Three Projects to Scale Enhanced Geothermal Systems, Which Have Potential to Deliver Renewable Geothermal Energy to Power the Equivalent of 65 Million U.S. Homes WASHINGTON, D.C. — In support of President Biden’s Investing in America agenda, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), … [continued]

City of Steyr

Cascaded Geothermal Heating & Cooling Networks for Industry, Trade & Residential Buildings

The NEFI research project CASCADE is developing concepts for supplying two municipalities and two industrial enterprises in Austria with geothermal heat The cascaded use of geothermal heat creates valuable synergies, allowing entire regions to be supplied with locally available, renewable heat  The NEFI project CASCADE, which runs for the next … [continued]

U.S. Department of Energy: $31 Million to Improve Enhanced Geothermal Systems and Advance Thermal Energy…

Today, the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Geothermal Technologies Office (GTO) announced a funding opportunity of up to $31 million for projects that support enhanced geothermal systems (EGS) wellbore tools as well as the use of low-temperature geothermal heat for industrial processes. The combined Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) seeks projects in two topic areas: Topic Area 1: Funding of up to $23.1 million … [continued]

Geothermal heat pumps can be scaled Image: Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy, DOE

New Analysis: Geothermal Heat Pumps Key Opportunity in Switch to Clean Energy

ORNL and NREL Modeling Finds Installing Geothermal Heat Pumps in About 70% of US Buildings Could Reduce Need for New Long-Distance Transmission Lines by 33% A new analysis from Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) found that, coupled with building envelope improvements, installing geothermal heat pumps in around 70% of U.S. buildings … [continued]