How Geothermal Research can Play a Significant Role in Helping the Mining Industry Meet Canada's Commitment to the Kyoto Protocol
Canada is the only country on the Pacific Rim that has yet to exploit its geothermal resources. Low-, medium-, and high-temperature geothermal fluids are available across Canada with particular high-temperature resources close to Vancouver in British Columbia. Mine waters are often of sufficient warmth to be used to extract low-grade energy for use in the mine or its associated community.
It’s the same principle behind natural hot springs, but much more intense. And B.C. has some of the world’s greatest potential for what some scientists call “the cleanest form of energy known.”
Virtually all of Canada’s high-temperature geothermal resources are under B.C. In the next 15 years they can supply 30 per cent of our power needs with the cleanest form of energy known.
B.C. is sitting on a potential goldmine of clean energy in the form of superheated water located deep beneath the Earth’s surface, says a researcher at the University of B.C.
UBC’s Centre for Environmental Research in Minerals, Metals and Materials (CERM3) has been selected as one of 15 innovative clean energy projects in British Columbia to receive funding from the province’s Innovative Clean Energy (ICE) Fund.
he project is expected to save the company over $300,000 per year and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by over 2,500 tonnes annually.
Vancouver, Canada—August 5, 2008—UBC’s Centre for Environmental Research in Minerals, Metals and Materials (CERM3) has been selected as one of 15 innovative clean energy projects in B.C. to receive funding from the Province’s Innovative Clean Energy (ICE) Fund.
Geothermal Technology. The phrase may seem daunting when bandied about by planners and politicians, but international expert Mory Ghomshei hopes to demystify the sustainable technology
Geothermal options for remote Canadian communities: example of the town of Golden, British Columbia, Canada
In June 2010, prominent geothermal scientist, Dr. Mory Ghomshei, was commission by Golden Area Initiatives (GAI) to conduct a feasibility study of geothermal options for the Town of Golden. The results of the study are now in, all signs look good that some form of geothermal is indeed workable. The question of whether it can be done or not has now been answered, but only time will tell on whether the town decides to pursue this technology.