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Last week, we as Geothermal Anywhere, attended the Innovation Policy and Technology Transfer Conference in Bratislava. The discussion was about research, development and innovations in our country. The event was organized by American Chamber of Commerce in Slovakia, the Government Office of the Slovak Republic and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Slovak Republic.… » 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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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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AltaRock Energy Inc, which is the start-up company backed by ICT giant Google, suspended Wednesday’s drilling of its first geothermal well in California – the first test project ever. The company gave the reason for geologic anomalies. In addition, it stated that it will keep developing its Enhanced geothermal systems (EGS) technology and is evaluating… » read more

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