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Call for papers: On the future development of superhot and supercritical geothermal systems

The development of high-temperature geothermal fields with supercritical conditions are emerging as a new hot topic in various parts of the world since a significantly higher power output seems feasible with less drilling required. 

Featured article: Modelling an unconventional closed-loop deep borehole heat exchanger (DBHE): sensitivity analysis on the Newberry volcanic setting

In this article, Hannah R. Doran and colleagues conducted an in-depth sensitivity analysis considering a deep borehole closed-loop heat exchanger to overcome the current limitations of deep EGS at the Newberry volcano site in Central Oregon, USA. The sensitivity analysis allows an assessment of the key thermodynamics within the wellbore and provides a valuable insight into how heat is lost/gained throughout the system. This analysis was performed under the assumption of subcritical conditions and could aid the development of unconventional designs within future EGS work. Requirements for further software development are briefly discussed, which would facilitate the modelling of unconventional geothermal wells in supercritical systems to support EGS projects extending to deeper depths.

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From Exploration to Operation - Research Developments in Deep Geothermal Energy
Geothermal Energy
Edited by: Alexandra Kushnir and Markus Loewer
Published: 3 July 2019

Integrative Approaches in Deep Geothermal Science
Geothermal Energy
Edited by: Carola Meller and Emmanuel Gaucher
Published: 2 June 2018

Geothermal Fluids in Saline Systems
Geothermal Energy
Edited by: Simona Regenspurg, Thorsten Schäfer
Collection published: 27 June 2017

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Blog post by EiC Luis C.A. Gutiérrez-Negrín

Please have a look at the blog post of our Editor-in-Chief Luis C.A. Gutiérrez-Negrín about COVID-19 and Sustainable Energy.

COVID-19 and impact on peer review

As a result of the significant disruption that is being caused by the COVID-19 pandemic we are very aware that many researchers will have difficulty in meeting the timelines associated with our peer review process during normal times.  Please do let us know if you need additional time. Our systems will continue to remind you of the original timelines but we intend to be highly flexible at this time.

Aims and scope

Geothermal Energy – Science, Society and Technology focuses on fundamental and applied research needed to deploy technologies for developing and integrating geothermal energy as one key element in the future energy portfolio. Contributions include geological, geophysical, and geochemical studies, exploration of geothermal fields, reservoir characterization and modeling, development of productivity-enhancing methods, and approaches to achieve robust and economic plant operation. Geothermal EnergyScience, Society and Technology serves to examine the interaction of individual system components while taking the whole process into account, from the development of the reservoir to the economic provision of geothermal energy.

Geothermal Energy & Geothermal Energy Science merger

Geothermal Energy merged with the open-access journal Geothermal Energy Science on 1 July 2017. For previous articles published in Geothermal Energy Science please visit the homepage.

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