Special Issue "Geothermal Power"
A special issue of Energies (ISSN 1996-1073).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2010)
Dr. Gordon Bloomquist
Nevada Geothermal Power Inc., 409 Granville Street, Vancouver, BC, V6C 1T2, Canada
Phone: +45 3255 1780
Mr. Richard G. Campbell
CH2M HILL, Power Business, 9127 South Jamaica Street, Englewood, Colorado 80112, USA
Phone: +1 720 286 5448
Geothermal resources are used in the generation of electricity and for numerous direct thermal applications including space heating and cooling, industrial processing and agricultural applications. Increasingly, combined heat and power projects involving both power generation and direct thermal applications are helping to maximize not only resource utilization, but also economic return as well. Low temperature geothermal resources, coupled with heat pumps, provide both space heating and cooling.
Recent trends in the geothermal industry include greater emphasis on low temperature power generation, combined heat and power, the development of enhanced geothermal systems, the conversion of abandoned oil and gas wells to geothermal producers and the extraction of minerals from geothermal brine, thus allowing for greater thermal recovery while at the same time providing an important additional source of revenue.
As the demand for electricity and thermal energy steadily increases and fossil fuel prices spiral continually upwards, greater and greater emphasis is being directed toward the development of environmentally responsible and increasingly cost competitive renewable energy resources such as geothermal. This special issue covers current development trends as well as research and development directed toward enhanced geothermal system development and the extraction of minerals from geothermal brines.
Dr. Gordon Bloomquist
- geothermal power generation
- geothermal direct thermal applications and CHP
- geothermal heat pumps
- enhanced geothermal systems
- deep sedimentary basins
- mineral extraction
Energies 2010, 3(8), 1485-1498; doi:10.3390/en3081485
Received: 22 July 2010; in revised form: 28 July 2010 / Accepted: 18 August 2010 / Published: 23 August 2010| PDF Full-text (168 KB)
Energies 2010, 3(8), 1443-1471; doi:10.3390/en3081443
Received: 2 July 2010; in revised form: 13 August 2010 / Accepted: 16 August 2010 / Published: 17 August 2010| Cited by 5 | PDF Full-text (207 KB)
Energies 2010, 3(8), 1423-1442; doi:10.3390/en3081423
Received: 22 June 2010; Accepted: 2 August 2010 / Published: 3 August 2010| Cited by 15 | PDF Full-text (442 KB)
Energies 2010, 3(6), 1320-1334; doi:10.3390/en3061320
Received: 6 May 2010; Accepted: 13 June 2010 / Published: 22 June 2010| Cited by 9 | PDF Full-text (245 KB)
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