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 […]

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) has developed a new geothermal stimulation fluid that could make geothermal power production more environmentally friendly and less costly where conventional geothermal doesn’t work. PNNL recently started a now funded study to examine a similar fluid for unconventional oil and gas recovery. The oil and gas extraction fluid being considered […]

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