Iceland and United States Join Forces to Spur Geothermal Growth
The United States and Iceland have agreed to collaborate on developing advanced geothermal technologies.
The new agreement, entitled "Scientific and Technological Cooperation on Geothermal Research and Development," will allow for an exchange of education initiatives, projects, and researchers to accelerate the development and deployment of advanced geothermal technologies. One such technology is Enhanced Geothermal Systems, which is a promising new method to extract geothermal heat, but has been beset by several obstacles in its application.
The new partnership seems like a perfect fit. Iceland is the world's greatest consumer of geothermal energy, and one of the pioneers in geothermal technologies. The United States, meanwhile, is filled with geothermal potential, but has yet to tap much of it.
Developing more efficient methods to procure geothermal energy, located below the Earth's surface is necessary to spur this emerging industry forward.
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