Borealis GeoPower is the only company in Canada carrying out geothermal research and development (R&D) that has both a national and international scope.
As a team ten years ago, we came together from all walks of the oil and gas industry and have been on a mission to perform as much technology transfer, best practices transfer and introduction of new technology from diverse industries, into the geothermal industry as possible.
And governments have taken notice of our expertise.
We’ve been honoured over the years to receive funding for the following initiatives:
- Alberta Energy Research Institute (AERI): Co-Produced Fluids
- Natural Resources Canada (NRCan): Ft. Liard Demonstration Project
- Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC): Optimized Exploration Program
- National Research Council’s Industrial Research Assistance Program (IRAP): Advanced Exploration Data Analysis and Reservoir Characterization for Geothermal Resources
One of our Principals has also served for many years on the International Energy Agency’s Geothermal Implementing Agreement that has directed and funded global research. She is also a member on the International Geothermal Association’s Resources and Reserves committee, a group tasked by the United Nations to improve the Reporting Code for geothermal assets. Finally, she is a Renewable Energy Expert Evaluator for the European Commission’s Horizon Programme, which is funding leading edge innovations and technology transfer.
The outcome of our R&D and access to cutting edge technology transfer opportunities will advance the Canadian industry and also help the international industry “catch up” to where the oil and gas and mining industries already are today. Canadians are global leaders in sub-surface geoscience activities. There is every reason to believe that we can be leaders in geothermal energy production, which is yet another sub-surface resource.