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OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE, AVAILABLE FOR FREE SHARING AND PUBLISHING Bratislava 17th February 2009 (GEOTHERMAL ANYWHERE): Slovak company Geothermal Anywhere has been granted US$ 3.7 million in EU research funding. The end of exponential growth of costs for geothermal and hydrocarbon drilling deeper than 5-6 km could become a history soon. The exponential growth of costs… » read more

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Geothermal Anywhere company and its partners received together three public grants of total US$ 3,700,000 from EU funds (more information here). The first one we described in the previous article. This flagship project is focused on core rock disintegration technology. The other two, with the total value of almost US$1,600,000, aim to do research and… » read more

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Geothermal Anywhere company was granted by total US$ 3,700,000 in order to do applied research in the field of ultra deep drilling, for three ULTRADRILL technology pillars. The flagship pillar project “Applied research and development of innovative drilling technology for ultra deep geothermal wells” has been awarded with value of more than US$ 2,100,000. In… » read more

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Company Geothermal Anywhere is developing new innovative drilling platform, based on non-contact method that would enable to drill ultra deep, to depths of 6-10 kilometers cost effectively. Reported on company’s website, „in August 2009, Geothermal Anywhere submitted proposals under the Agency of the Ministry of Education of the Slovak Republic for the Structural Funds of… » read more

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Geothermal Anywhere‘s ULTRADRILL robotic platform is composed of seven components, we wrote on Tuesday. The one that stands in the core is called GADigger. GADigger is responsible for the rock disintegration. Despite the classical drilling methods, this one uses PLASMABIT technology. It is not the method based on physical contact between the rock and the… » read more

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Last week, we started the series of articles describing the ULTRADRILL – our technology concept and robotic platform for ultra deep drilling in depths 6 kilometers (and deeper) in hydrocarbon as well as geothermal drilling industry. ULTRADRILL itself is composed of 7 cornerstones, or components if you wish. The names of all of them start… » read more

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To this time, we wrote just about geothermal energy in general and we also introduced ourselves. The time has come to start talking about Geothermal Anywhere‘s innovative drilling concept that could find the huge sense when it comes to geothermal energy, but at the same time, ULTRADRILL (as we call it) could become the useful… » read more

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Tomorrow is the last day of this year and we should not cross the bridge before we come to it. Therefore, the last article in 2009 Geothermania dedicates not to writing about the perspectives for 2010, but to summarizing the ending year. Scott Sklar: Year 2009 in favor of geothermal energy „This year in clean… » read more

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Geothermal Energy Association chose at the beginning of December ten leading geothermal cities. They are good example of geothermal energy development and utilization and could serve as an example for the others wishing to find ways how to exploit huge potential of clean energy. And here they are: Copenhagen in Denmark, Larderello in Italy, Reykjavik… » read more

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Last week, some of our colleagues participated at GeoPower Europe 2009 Conference in Munich in Germany (more general facts on this link). We would like to share some personal observations and remarks: The price of ultra deep drilling as well as risks linked to Enhanced Geothermal Systems are two main obstacles of geothermal energy expansion,… » read more

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