Azerbaijan direct uses; Iceland’s geothermal uses; Italy’s new museum; a new plant opens in Turkey

Azerbaijan sees potential for different uses of geothermal. An Icelandic startup is using geothermal to power its CO2-recycling idea. Italy’s Enel opens a museum for geothermal energy. In Turkey, a geothermal plant opens in Denizli.

Azerbaijan: Geothermal Potential for Heating, Direct Use
Iceland: Company Uses Geothermal Power in CO2 Recycling Startup
Italy: Enel Green Power Opens Geothermal Museum
Turkey: Geothermal Plant in Denizli Opens

Azerbaijan: Geothermal Potential for Heating, Direct Use
In Azerbaijan, the government sees uses for geothermal. Local press reports: “The Caspian coastal and Guba region, Kura-Araz lowland and Talysh-Lankaran area are promising from the viewpoint of the usage of geothermal water, according to the ministry . . . The energy of underground water in the first two areas is beneficial for the heating of households in the region, and the latter for balneotherapy, as well as agriculture.” Azernews.az

Iceland: Company Uses Geothermal Power in CO2 Recycling Startup
A company is using geothermal electricity and flue gas to create “renewable methanol.” The company called Carbon Recycling International uses renewable geothermal energy from the Svartsengi power plant nearby to fuse the two components of their product: (1) waste CO2 and (2) hydrogen split from water. E360.yale.edu

Italy: Enel Green Power Opens Geothermal Museum
Italy’s Enel Green Power SpA has opened the First National Museum of Geothermal Energy, in Tuscany. Enel describes: “A fully renovated, high-tech and multimedia structure. Ten halls that guide the visitor on a discovery of geothermal energy, from the Etruscan and Roman thermal baths to the industrial presence of Enel Green Power. Free admission, open all year round.” 4-traders.com/

Turkey: Geothermal Plant in Denizli Opens
Zorlu Group of Turkey inaugurated a new 80 megawatt (mW) geothermal power plant. It is located in the Aegean province of Denizli. The plant, called the Kızıldere 2 Geothermal Power Plant was constructed with a $250 million investment. Hurriyetdailynews.com/

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