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Terrapin Geothermics develops geothermal engine for Alberta


November 4, 2016
By Renée Francoeur


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November 4, 2016 – Alberta-based Terrapin Geothermics says it has developed a proprietary low-temperature geothermal engine capable of generating renewable electricity from industrial waste heat streams. The company says it can also capture the geothermal energy available in Alberta’s abandoned, suspended or orphaned oil and gas wells and create a new clean power source.

The Terrapin Engine was developed through a collaboration between Terrapin Geothermics and the University of Alberta.

“Geothermal power has unique strengths and competitive advantages amongst energy renewable sources. It directly leverages Alberta’s skilled labour, conventional well infrastructure and extensive drilling expertise”, said Sean Collins, president of Terrapin Geothermics.  

Terrapin notes it is now working with many Alberta counties and communities to map and better understand the geothermal energy and waste-heat resource potential within their regions.