The geothermal application

Helga Kristjánsdóttir*

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    Abstract

    Power intensive industry operations involve clean energy applications including usage of geothermal energy. Application of geothermal energy has been successfully practiced in Iceland for multinational firms within the aluminum industry, and has accounted for about one fourth of all energy provision in the country. Firms within the power intensive industry in Iceland often use geothermal energy together with hydropower energy. Harnessing of geothermal resources involves minimal emission of geothermal gases, and current technology allows for reinjection of these gasses back to ground.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationEconomics and power-intensive industries
    Subtitle of host publicationSpringerBriefs in applied sciences and technology
    PublisherSpringer Verlag
    Pages33-39
    Number of pages7
    Edition9783319129396
    ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-12940-2
    ISBN (Print)978-3-319-12939-6
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2014

    Publication series

    NameSpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology
    Number9783319129396
    ISSN (Print)2191-530X
    ISSN (Electronic)2191-5318

    Bibliographical note

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    Other keywords

    • Geothermal application
    • Geothermal gas
    • Geothermal gas re-injection

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