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  1. Turboden expands into the Asian geothermal power market

    Turboden , a group company of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI), leader in Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) turbogenerators for distributed power generation employing renewable sources and waste heat, announces the successful operation of an innovative 6 MW (gross) geothermal power plant in Japan. The plant has been built in cooperation with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries for the largest geothermal power generation developer in Japan. The plant, commissioned in June 2015, is the first Turboden plant in Japan, fed by a two-phase geothermal resource at ca. 140°C. In particular, after the separation, the steam phase condenses in the evaporator, while the preheater receives only a liquid phase. For this project, Turboden supplied its highly efficient ORC turbine and process engineering along with commissioning and start-up of the plant. Along this growth in the Asian market, Turboden has recently been selected to supply a 50 MW (gross) geothermal plant in the Philippines. Last September Turboden, in consortium with the Spanish Company TSK, has been awarded the turnkey construction of the 50 MWe geothermal power plant in Oriental Mindoro: four ORC turbogenerators will deliver electric energy to the local Electric Cooperatives, ORMECO and OMECO. Emerging Power Inc (EPi) is the first private investor in Renewable Energy in The Philippines, aiming at a total installation of 300 MW portfolio in the next three years. The listed miner Nickel Asia Corporation (NAC) is the major shareholder of EPi. The plan provides for full completion of the 50 MW capacity, before the end of 2017, which consists of different project phases. Turboden turbogenerators will be installed at two different well pads where geothermal source is separated into steam and brine before feeding the ORCs. Turboden has tailored optimized machines according to the characteristics of the geothermal source, of the ambient condition and of the environment. The organic fluid expands into a multistage axial turbine, a proprietary technology of Turboden, in order to produce mechanical power and then electricity through the alternator. The organic fluid was selected to maximize the efficiency. Turboden 35 years’ experience in the construction of ORC turbogenerators made it possible to construct units from 1 MW to 20 MW per single shaft with high performance as well as high reliability, and with low maintenance and operational costs. Turboden’s geothermal fleet currently accounts for 11 plants (99 MW), located in Turkey, Europe, the Philippines and Japan. Overall Turboden has more than 310 ORC plants worldwide (ranging from Australia to Canada) of which more than 260 are already operational with a capacity installed of around 340 MW (further 160 MW are under construction), with an estimated cumulative working time of more than 7 million hours.

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    Mon, 14 Dec 2015

  2. Popular Hot Springs in Japan Co-exist with Binary Geothermal Power Plants

    Because of the significant economic activities related to tourism, local communities didn’t think that Onsen business and geothermal power plants could co-exist.

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    Mon, 14 Dec 2015

  3. Spanish involvement in Filipino geothermal power project

    Emerging Power Inc., an affiliate of Nickel Asia Corp., has tapped a Filipino-Spanish firm for the operation of a 40 MW geothermal power plant in Naujan, Mindoro.

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    Thu, 8 Oct 2015

  4. Nevada geothermal power plant dedicated by Italian PM

    Italy was the site of the first geothermal experiment a century ago 

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    Tue, 29 Mar 2016

  1. Mitsubishi Materials, Partner Set Up Geothermal Power Venture

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    Fri, 30 Oct 2015

  2. Ormat, Toshiba to Collaborate on Geothermal Power

    Ormat Technologies Inc. (NYSE: ORA) and Toshiba Corp. signed a strategic collaboration agreement to work together on geothermal power systems and related equipment.

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    Thu, 15 Oct 2015

  3. Baseload Clean Energy Partners acquires Blue Mountain geothermal power plant

    Baseload Clean Energy Partners (BCEP), owned and operated by AltaRock Energy, has announced it will acquire Blue Mountain Power LLC. Located in northern Nevada, Blue Mountain Power owns the 49.5-MW Faulkner 1 geothermal power plant, which supplies electricity to Nevada’s public utility, NV Energy.

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    Mon, 1 Jun 2015

  4. Japan Bank Provides Loan for Icelandic Geothermal Power Plant

    The Japan Bank for International Cooperation, known as JBIC, will provide an export loan of as much as $34 million for a 90-megawatt geothermal power project by Landsvirkjun in Iceland.

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    Tue, 15 Dec 2015

  5. Geothermal power project unveiled in Cornwall

    A demonstration of the UK’s potential for geothermal power was held in Rosemanowes in Cornwall on Friday to see how heat naturally present underground could be used to produce clean, safe, renewable energy.

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    Fri, 3 Oct 2014

  6. Geothermal power stepped up at Canadian development

    A geothermal power project is set to treble in size after a Canadian city awarded funding to extend the Alexandria District Energy Utility (ADEU) scheme at West Cambie in the city of Richmond, British Columbia.

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    Tue, 12 Aug 2014

  7. Exergy announces geothermal power plant successfully in operation in Turkey

    The AKCA plant will be the world's first geothermal power plant equipped with 2-pressure-level cycle on a single-disk turbine. 

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    Wed, 15 Jul 2015

  8. Renewable energy news: USDA awarding 13 renewable energy grants in Maine

    Two U.S. Department of Agriculture officials are in Maine to announce renewable energy grants to 13 businesses.

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    Thu, 30 Jun 2016

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