Martin Saar from the University of Manitoba will be presenting, “A CO2-sequestering geothermal power plant.” Unfortunately, there was no abstract provided, and I am unable to find any background material on this matter (except for the brief blurb on Wikipedia). In any case, I’m going!
Location: EOS Main 330a (link)
Time: 4:00pm, Thursday October 22
I went to last year’s Green Living Show (did anyone go this year – if so, how was it?), and spoke with a few local companies who installed devices into your home for harnessing geothermal energy (read: heat given off by the Earth, including hot springs, latent heat, etc.). I remember thinking to myself how neat it would be if every home could, essentially, maintain it’s own power source. I had no idea there are geothermal power plants, like the one pictured above in Iceland, that supply up to 15% of the country’s energy demand (wiki). Yowza.