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Lets not waste ‘waste heat’!

Through our Industry Development team we have a research project underway in our AGGAT research program to collect waste heat information from process industries across New Zealand. The output will be to create a waste heat map identifying waste heat zones across the country. These zones include (but aren’t limited to) refineries, cement works, foundries,…

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HERA and Maori Trust plan for a geothermal paradise

We’re proud to announce that HERA has recently entered into a partnership with Rotorua based Pukeroa Oruawhata Trust group to jointly develop their geothermal resource for commercial opportunities. We’re excited about positively impacting the local region of Rotorua through economic and job opportunities. We believe our work will make a positive difference not only for…

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Building new relationships with Maori Trust

HERA Senior Research Engineer and AGGAT Programme Manager Dr. Boaz Habib recently met with representatives of Pukeroa Oruawhata Trust in Rotorua to discuss plans for a new geothermal project. This relationship will see us designing a heat distribution system using heat sources from geothermal bores to help the Trust in creating a modern complex of…

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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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Registration open – New Zealand geothermal workshop 2016

Innovation can mean changing or creating more effective processes, products and ideas. It can also mean the process of translating an idea or invention into a product or service that creates value. It could be social innovation: creating alliances, joint venturing, changing the way employees work. Sep162016 The 38th New Zealand Geothermal Workshop invites you…

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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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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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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…