Centre for Energy

Geothermal energy and waste heat utilisation

Geothermal energy is increasingly attracting worldwide interest as a low carbon source of energy.

Hot sedimentary aquifers provide heat; a valuable source of power to provide zero-emission desalinated water, heating and cooling for the cities of the 21st century.

Geothermal energy is one answer to the complex and urgent questions posed by climate change and Australia’s need to find reliable sources of renewable energy.

Geothermal energy research in Western Australia is leading an energy revolution which could mitigate the global crises in resources and our future environment.

The University of Western Australia is investing in geothermal research for the campus air conditioning system – a world first.

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