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Future Energy Systems graduate students Michael Nicol-Seto and Vivian Giang in the Dynamic Thermal Energy Conversion Laboratory.read more
Plans underway for hybrid geothermal power facility with Razor Energy.read more
By: Kenneth Tam This week leading thinkers from the world's top scientific institutions are gathering in Berlin for a series of special events that promote interdisciplinary research and inspire a deeper understanding of our world: Berlin Science Week. Covering...read more
By: Theron Finley Time is flying and another leg of my journey is now complete. I think the past 4 weeks in the central-western US have been the busiest so far, packed full of meetings, conferences, tours, and field trips. My brain is feeling pretty saturated, and...read more
Around the world in 120 days: One student’s quest to bring renewable energy technology back home U of A master’s student travels the world to learn more about how to bring geothermal technology to Canada. By Katie Willis A University of Alberta master’s student is...read more
Iceland: a geothermal hot spot By: Theron Finley When you think of geothermal energy, Iceland immediately comes to mind. Situated on a segment of mid-ocean ridge fortuitously intersected by a mantle plume, the heat flow is very high, and geothermal resources are...read more
Staying warm in Alaska By: Theron Finley The first leg of my fellowship travels is now complete, and I write this en route to Iceland, with the gorgeous Brooks Range, and the Canadian Arctic Archipelago passing underneath. My visit to Alaska was jam-packed and I am...read more
A Summer Spent in the Trenches By: Theron Finley It has been a busy, busy summer! Since early May, I think I have spent a grand total of 4 weeks at home in Edmonton, and for the rest I've been occupied with TA'ing field school, attending a conference, visiting family,...read more
There are no commercial geothermal plants currently operating in Alberta, but new research is exploring that possibility. (Canadian Press)
An Alberta town is planning to pull a different kind of energy from the abandoned oil and gas wells that ring its outskirts.read more
Larry Kostiuk knows the future of energy is complicated.
He grew up in the Canadian Arctic and trained as a combustion engineer in Alberta, at Cambridge in the U.K. and at the Lawrence Berkeley National Lab in California. He then worked for NASA in Ohio and on other projects in the Himalayas, rural China and France. Living around the world taught him that, depending on a society’s geography, culture and history, energy expectations and solutions can vary dramatically.read more
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