Seminar! A CO2-sequestering geothermal power plant

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.

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Dave Semeniuk spends hours locked up in his office, thinking about the role the oceans play in controlling global climate, and unique ways of studying it. He'd also like to shamelessly plug his art practice: