CanGEA is pleased to announce the release of our Direct Use Report. Direct use refers to the non-electric utilization of geothermal heat for applications such as greenhouses, aquaculture, district heating, and many more! In Canada there is a general absence of technical and economic data surrounding subsurface geothermal conditions and suitable utilization of direct use applications, especially for regions further away from surface manifestations such as hot springs. The purpose of this project was to assist a diverse target audience navigate the knowledge gap that currently exists in regard to the non-electric utilization of geothermal energy and identify opportunities for project development in Canada.
The report is sectioned into four parts. Part I provides an overview of possible direct use applications; Part II outlines project development and design guidelines; Part II displays geothermal resources in Canada; and Part IV discusses direct use applications and opportunities in a Canadian context.
The release of this report coincides with CanGEA's Direct Use Trade Mission to Klamath Falls, Oregon. It is hoped that these events will motivate Canadians to implement direct use projects and provide them with the information they need to get them off the ground. If you are interested in developing a direct use project, we can help you through CanGEA's consulting services.
With a renewable supply of low-cost heat, the only limit is your imagination!
Click here for access to the CanGEA’s Direct Use Report