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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. 

Call for papers: Tracers in Deep Geothermal Systems

Exploitation of deep geothermal energy can greatly reduce greenhouse gas emission associated with heat and electricity generation. Development of new geothermal reservoirs (including heat storage), however, depends on creating, or finding, flow systems that can provide sustained heat exchange.

Featured article: A machine learning approach for mapping the very shallow theoretical geothermal potential

Assouline et al. propose a methodology to extract the theoretical very shallow geothermal potential at the national scale for Switzerland, based on a combination of Geographic Information Systems, conventional modelling, and machine learning. The results indicate a very non-negligible potential for very shallow geothermal systems in Switzerland. This approach can be generalized to any country with significant data (topographic, weather, and surface layer/soil data) available.

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On the future development of superhot and supercritical geothermal systems
Geothermal Energy
Edited by: Egbert Jolie, Hiroshi Asanuma and
Guðmundur Ómar Friðleifsson
Published: 7 October 2019 

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

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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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