Terrapin Geothermics

Our Technology

Terrapin Geothermics is an Alberta based geothermal technology firm that has developed a unique engine capable of converting end of life cycle oil and gas wells from a costly remediation liability into a long-term electricity production asset.
Low Temperature Engine Technology

Terrapin Geothermics has developed a low temperature geothermal engine capable of direct conversion of fluid temperatures under 110 degrees Celsius into electricity. This game changing innovation can unlock a new source of power generation from industrial sites with waste heat as well as end of life wells.

U of A Developed Technology

Terrapin’s proprietary technology was spun out of the University of Alberta under the guidance of leading Geothermal Scientist, Dr. Jonathan Banks and Dr. David Nobes, Associate Professor in the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering.

Made in Alberta Innovation

Alberta possesses the skilled labour, machinery and regulatory expertise to become true leaders in the global geothermal industry. Terrapin’s engine technology and mapping services are built exclusively based on Alberta’s context, climate and competitive advantages.

Geothermal Mapping Services

Terrapin Geothermics also provides unique geothermal mapping services to municipalities, governments and energy industry clients that seek to better understand their own geothermal potential. This data can unlock new economic activity, investment and job creation.

The Opportunity

Geothermal leverages Alberta's strengths

In November 2015, the Alberta Government announced the Alberta Climate Leadership Plan. This policy will see over 6,200 megawatts (MW) of coal turned off before the year 2030. With over 400,000 oil and gas wells drilled in Alberta, a truly unique opportunity exists to leverage the $500 billion+ invested into this infrastructure and harness it for renewable energy production. Geothermal energy also represents the only baseload source of renewable electricity production in the province, allowing for a price premium to be charged for this power.

  • % of Alberta's electricity currently coming from coal
  • Total Operational Efficiency of Terrapin's Geothermal System
  • Average uptime % for geothermal facilities
  • 100 % increase in Alberta's Carbon Tax by 2018

Team Terrapin

Terrapin Geothermics is managed by a diverse team of energy and entrepreneurial experts
Dr. Jonathan Banks
Dr. Jonathan Banks
Technology Inventor
Jonathan is an inventor and research scientist at the U of A. He is at the forefront of geothermal exploration in Western Canada, as well as a pioneering figure in low – temperature, micro – geothermal generation.
Tim Grover
Tim Grover
CEO
Tim has 20 years experience planning, financing and launching new businesses. Tim founded Shop Home Express Inc, a thriving venture that he took public in in 1999 with a highly successful IPO.
Ryan Maxwell
Ryan Maxwell
Executive Chairman
Ryan oversees Terrapin’s legal and financial activities. Ryan has owned & managed several privately held companies, from small retail outlets to multi-million dollar ventures across industries including oil & gas, water and real estate
Sean Collins
Sean Collins
President
Born and raised in Alberta, Sean has lived and worked throughout Alberta’s energy industry. After Co-founding global non-profit, Student Energy, Sean then helped Sustainitech commercialize their unique vertical farming technology. Sean is a proud member of Alberta’s Energy Futures Lab.
Jake Bainbridge
Jake Bainbridge
Director of Engineering and Technology
Jake is Terrapin’s Senior Engineer. After originally studying Aerospace Engineering in the UK, Jake moved to Alberta to work in Canada’s Oil & Gas industry. Jake oversees technology development and industrial projects for Terrapin
Ryan Dick
Ryan Dick
Director of Market Development
Ryan has a deep background in project development, financing and PPA negotiations for renewable energy projects. Ryan returned to Alberta to work with Terrapin after stints in Ecuador and Silicon Valley.
Cindy Wrobel
Cindy Wrobel
Administration and Research Coordinator
Cindy handles all administration and research duties at Terrapin. With an illustrious career across multiple industries, Cindy is to Terrapin’s day to day operations.
Ken Chapman
Ken Chapman
Senior Advisor
Ken Chapman is a veteran of Alberta’s energy system. Ken works with Go Productivity and is the former Executive Director of the Oilsands Developers Group.
Kali Taylor
Kali Taylor
Advisor
Kali Taylor is a co-founder and the original Executive Director of Student Energy. Kali currently works with the International Institute for Sustainable Development in Geneva and is an advisor to Canada’s Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Catherine McKenna.
Kelly Ogle
Kelly Ogle
Advisor
Kelly is a senior oil and gas executive and former CEO of Connacher Oil & Gas. Kelly assists Terrapin in connecting with well owners and inputting the needs of the oil & gas industry
Chris Best
Chris Best
Advisor
Working in the Alberta Electricity Industry since 1998, Chris has a deep understanding of the nuances of Alberta’s deregulated electricity market. Chris helps Terrapin with all aspects of the electricity industry, specifically regulation and compliance for small projects.

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