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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: Making use of geothermal brine in Indonesia: binary demonstration power plant Lahendong/Pangolombian

The thermal efficiency of one binary geothermal plant is significantly higher than that of a single-flash, yet in Indonesia, single-flash plants predominate. To help realize Indonesia's untapped potential, Frick et al. investigated the technical feasibility of binary plant integration. They have shown that by using an intermediate hot water and an intermediate cooling water cycle, it is possible to integrate a fully-automated binary plant with flexible operation into an existing, predominantly manually-operated geothermal field. With the addition of only this one efficient unit, the capacity of the field has increased from 120 MW to 620 MW, and simulations show that even more power generation is possible.

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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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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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