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Deep Geothermal Superpower: Canada’s potential for a breakthrough in enhanced geothermal systems
On Wednesday, June 29, join The Transition Accelerator for a webinar titled Deep Geothermal Superpower: Canada's Potential for a Breakthrough in Enhanced Geothermal Systems. Presenters Dr. Thomas Homer-Dixon and Dr. Ian Graham will provide a plain-language introduction to geothermal electricity and heat production, focusing on deep enhanced geothermal systems (or “deep EGS”) that create heat-exchange reservoirs in hot, dry rock more than 5 kilometres below Earth’s surface. It will assess the deep EGS opportunity, highlight important R&D gaps, and identify key technical, financing, and regulatory challenges. The speakers will propose that Canada can and should become the global leader in deep EGS. But to do so, it must create strong incentives to solve the technology’s core R&D challenge: cost-effective, deep drilling through hard (igneous and metamorphic) rock. A Q&A session will follow.

Jun 29, 2022 01:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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