Université de Genève researchers have studied the seismic activity linked to a geothermal drilling in search of supercritical fluids. The concern is destabilizing the precarious equilibrium at depth with geothermal wells may reactivate the geological layers causing earthquakes. They discovered that the drilling did not cause uncontrolled seismic activity. This drilling under such critical conditions […]

A GFZ GeoForschungsZentrum Potsdam, Helmholtz Centre research team presented a new method for locating potential drilling sites that are covered by water. The new approach combines bathymetry measurements with geochemical profiles. The research offers in part an answer to: Where to drill? This is the basic question in the exploration of underground energy resources, such […]

A team of scientists at the Tokyo Institute of Technology, led by Dr. Sachiko Matsushita, has made great progress in the understanding and development of the new “sensitized thermal cells” (STCs), a kind of battery that can generate electric power at 100° C or less. The team has developed a very stable battery cell that […]

Researchers have examined the geology of a scientific borehole drilled into the Snake River Plain, Idaho, USA, to investigate the potential for geothermal energy. The work discussed in this paper is a follow up to the Mountain Home Air Force Base site, where a drillhole in 1984 indicated that geothermal fluids were present at about […]

A new fracturing fluid has been created that may increase the ability to develop geothermal energy.  New Mexico State University (NMSU) Assistant Professor Kenneth C. Carroll and his researchers have created a new fracturing fluid that may increase the development of geothermal energy. Carroll is a member of a group that has published two papers […]

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