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.
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