Special Issue "Geothermal Energy: Delivering on the Global Potential"


A special issue of Energies (ISSN 1996-1073).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2014

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Paul Younger, FREng
School of Engineering University of Glasgow Room 623, James Watt Building (South), Glasgow G12 8QQ, Scotland
Website: http://www.gla.ac.uk/schools/engineering/staff/paulyounger/
E-Mail: paul.younger@glasgow.ac.uk
Interests: geothermal energy; resource evaluation; development; performance assessment

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

After decades of being largely the preserve of countries in volcanic regions, interest in geothermal energy—for both heat and power applications—is now spreading worldwide, as it is one of the few renewables that offers baseload and despatchable energy with minimal emissions. This Special Issue of Energies will explore the latest developments in technology to enable the diffusion of geothermal energy through far more of the globe. While papers concerning volcanogenic geothermal systems are welcomed, we would particularly welcome those that offer insights also applicable to mid-enthalpy resources elsewhere. The issue will encompass:

  • novel geothermal resource exploration and characterisation techniques
  • more efficient geothermal power cycles, especially binary systems
  • evaluation methodologies for geothermal energy as a renewable heat resource
  • monitoring, modeling and other performance assessment methodologies for operational geothermal systems
  • explorations of the future of geothermal energy, such as EGS at one end of the enthalpy spectrum and supercritical systems at the other

We welcome papers on primary, blue-skies research, as well as cutting-edge exemplars from industrial practice that can be used to encourage sustainable development and performance of geothermal energy systems worldwide.

Prof. Dr. Paul Younger, FREng
Guest Editor


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Abstract Proposal Deadline: 15 December 2013
Full Manuscript Deadline: 15 March 2014


  • development
  • EGS
  • energy
  • exploration
  • geothermal
  • heat
  • monitoring
  • modeling
  • power
  • renewable
  • resource
  • supercritical

Published Papers (3 papers)

Energies 2014, 7(4), 2573-2594; doi:10.3390/en7042573
Received: 13 February 2014; in revised form: 28 March 2014 / Accepted: 10 April 2014 / Published: 22 April 2014
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Energies 2014, 7(3), 1555-1575; doi:10.3390/en7031555
Received: 26 November 2013; in revised form: 13 February 2014 / Accepted: 27 February 2014 / Published: 14 March 2014
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Energies 2014, 7(2), 972-987; doi:10.3390/en7020972
Received: 20 November 2013; in revised form: 22 January 2014 / Accepted: 12 February 2014 / Published: 24 February 2014
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Last update: 28 February 2014

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