Session 2F: Low Temperature: Latest Technology and Developments

This conference session will offer attendees an unparalleled opportunity to learn about the latest advancements in geothermal district and direct use applications. The session will cover a broad spectrum of topics, such as geophysical survey design to delineate geothermal outflows, the assessment of geothermal potential for heating applications, the repurposing of plugged and abandoned oil wells for geothermal direct use, and the techno-economic analysis of geothermal deep direct-use application for a district heating. Additionally, the session will delve into the use of heat pumps and geothermal direct use heating in various industries. By the end of this session, attendees will have gained an understanding of low-temperature exploration, geothermal direct utilization concepts, and emerging industry applications for sustainable heat. 

  • 10:00 AM - 10:20 AM: Applications of Geothermal Direct Use Heating In Poultry Farming Sheds | Duncan Steven
  • 10:20 AM - 10:40 AM: City of Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada - Low Temperature Geothermal Infrastructure Project | Emily Smejkal 
  • 10:40 AM - 11:00 AM: Comparing UMNY Machine Learning Predictions of Ground Temperature and Soil Thermal Conductivity to Real-World Sensor Measurements from Across the World | Sarah Nicholson 
  • 11:00 AM - 11:20 AM: Direct geothermal energy use in New Zealand – efforts towards better understanding the medium-to-low temperature resources and their potential use in a low-carbon energy future. | Anya Seward 
  • 11:20 AM - 11:40 AM: Exploring the Geothermal Heating System at AC Baths in Taupō, New Zealand | Eylem Kaya
  • 11:40 AM - 12:00 PM: Techno-Economic Analysis of Geothermal Deep Direct-Use Application for a District Heating System in Oklahoma  Sertac Akar