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Geothermal Workshop to be held in Taipei, Taiwan

National Taiwan University Hospital International Conventional Center (source: tddw.org)
Alexander Richter 24 Jun 2013

The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Workshop on Geothermal Energy Development to be held in Taipei, Taiwan has invited experts and industry heavyweights from the United States, Japan and New Zealand to discuss geothermal trends.

Reported from Taiwan, an international workshop on geothermal energy development is to be held in Taipei tomorrow.

The event is expected to explore the latest advances in the field and the alternative energy’s commercial viability, the event’s organizer said today.

The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Workshop on Geothermal Energy Development has invited experts and industry heavyweights from the United States, Japan and New Zealand to discuss the green energy’s future trends and development, according to the organizers.

Douglas Hollett, director of the Geothermal Technologies Office at the U.S. Department of Energy, Noriyoshi Tsuchiya, a professor at Japan’s Tohoku University, and Brian Carey, department head of Geothermal Sciences at the New Zealand-based GNS Science, are expected to share their insight at the forum.

Representatives of AltaRock Energy, Inc., POWER Engineers, Inc. and Schlumberger will also speak at the event, the workshop’s official website said.

Topics will include the current status of geothermal energy, development policies and strategies, and an overview of the most advanced geothermal technologies, the website said.

Though Taiwan is rich in geothermal resources, it has experienced technical bottlenecks in further developing and utilizing it, Digitimes Research said.

The country does not have any operating geothermal power plants at present, with the first one scheduled to come on line at the end of the year.

The workshop could “serve as a pivotal step in gathering international capacities and in providing surging momentum in geothermal development,” Digitimes Research said.

The two-day event will take place at the National Taiwan University Hospital International Conventional Center.”

As reported here previously, Taiwan and the U.S. state of Idaho created an alliance in April of this year to cooperate in several fields of green energy technologies.

Source: Focus Taiwan