Teams of researchers at the University of Minnesota, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, and the Ohio State University are working together to develop innovative ways to use geothermal heat to produce renewable energy. Very promising developments use supplemental fluids, such as carbon dioxide (CO2) that would otherwise be emitted to the atmosphere and contribute to climate change. The computer-animated video below presents this concept and how using renewable geothermal resources can contribute.
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Can We Turn Unwanted Carbon Dioxide Into Electricity?
New power plant design to expand use of geothermal energy in the U.S.
Researchers are developing a new kind of geothermal power plant that will lock away unwanted carbon dioxide (CO2) underground—and use it as a tool to boost electric power generation by at least ten times compared to existing geothermal energy approaches. Read More»