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The key to success is market presence

Representatives of the geothermal industry from all over New Zealand met in Auckland this month to discuss recent international geothermal marketing initiatives – as part of Geothermal NZ Inc’s meeting convened by Dr. Mike Allen. This was a great opportunity to understand what future business opportunities are out there for our members – particularly in…

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AGGAT test rig fabrication progressing

Working with Advance Boiler Services (ABS) in Hamilton over the past few months to design and develop a test rig – we’re pleased to say we’re on the verge of a major step towards energy technology development. This test rig will allow testing of individual components such as heat exchangers and expander type devices in…

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The luck of the Irish is in our sights!

We’re looking forward to our AGGAT Research engineers attending the third annual Engine Organic Rankine Cycle Consortium Workshop in Belfast, Northern Ireland this month. Hosted by the Irish Queen’s University Belfast from 14th to 16th September, this conference brings together OEM’s, suppliers and researchers involved in ORC systems, component development and manufacturing worldwide to leverage and share…

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Heat transfer – why optimisation is key to success!

The ultimate goal of any R&D project is to create something so successful and efficient that it blows its competition out of the water – and cost effectively of course! No one understands this more than our AGGAT team, who uses a pathway of optimisation as a means of achieving this for our members involved…

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Turbo-charged AGGAT team!

Our AGGAT Turbo-generator research team has been making significant progress in our turbine development objectives and is at the cusp of getting into its manufacturing phase. For the first time, we have a sustained turbine research and development platform – something certainly of interest to members working with motors! We’ve been making steady gains towards…

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Stepping up from platform to market

Paul Allen co-founder of Microsoft recent said in a statement. “That’s the thing about new platforms: when they become easily available, convenient and affordable, they attract and enable other visionaries and entrepreneurs to realise more new concepts.” The converse is also true, on your own without a platform, it’s a very hard road to get…

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Kicking off the first steps of a great relationship with NZGA

Mounting international pressure has forced many countries to re-look their commitment to climate change, with the recent Paris Agreement in December 2015 adopting the first-ever universal, legally binding global climate deal between 195 countries. The metal industries challenge is that it’s not commonly associated with geothermal, usually giving way to groups like the New Zealand…

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Can New Zealand play a part in the Paris Agreement?

“Yes We Can” says the recently held and aptly named symposium of low carbon associations – of which HERA is an active part. As a research levy funded organisation, R&D is in our blood. Our focus on clean energy technology development through our AGGAT programme and upcoming foray into the wave and tidal space, made our…

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Could we be part of a quiet revolution?

Quite simply put – yes we can! Low enthalpy-based power generation has recently seen a number of new entrants into its research and development sphere – strongly reaffirming its untapped potential. Couple this with growing climate concerns – it seems the time has never been better to serve a growing energy need worldwide. At HERA, we’ve…