16 May 2023

Greenfire Energy, Taiteck, and Taipower to Jointly Develop Geothermal in Taiwan

16 May 2023  by thinkgeoenergy   

Signing of MOU between GreenFire Energy, Taiteck Co., and Taiwan Power Company (source: GreenFire Energy)
GreenFire Energy Inc., Taiteck Co., Ltd, and Taiwan Power Company have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to work together to develop geothermal projects in Taiwan. This agreement enables the companies to collaborate to develop geothermal projects with GreenFire Energy’s closed-loop technology, GreenFire’s GreenLoop™ (GreenLoop). The two companies aim to accelerate Taiwan’s progress towards its Net Zero Emissions 2050 goal.

Taiwan Power Company is Taiwan’s state-owned energy company providing electricity, transmission and distribution network that can be accessed in every corner of Taiwan. In additional to traditional power sources, Taiwan Power Company manages the development of green energy, the reduction of carbon emissions and the saving of energy while ensuring sustainability in line with recent amendments to the Electricity Act.

In late 2022, GreenFire Energy signed an agreement with Taiteck Co. Ltd. for the representation of GreenFire Energy in Taiwan. Under this agreement, Taiteck will secure and service business in Taiwan on behalf of GreenFire Energy.

GreenFire Energy has developed a versatile, closed-loop Advanced Geothermal System (AGS) called GreenLoop. GreenLoop can economically access the entire spectrum of geothermal and certain oil and gas resources that conventional geothermal technology cannot. The technology enables new and existing operators and developers to retrofit idle wells, to expand existing fields with new wells, and de-risk the development of new geothermal resources quickly and economically. Additionally, GreenLoop can be precisely tailored for optimal power generation and techno-economic feasibility.

Mr. Ing-Sheng Tsay, Ph.D., Taiwan Power Company; Mr. Johnny C.Y. Liu and Ms. Coco Shih, Taiteck Co., Ltd

“GreenFire Energy values the opportunity to work directly with Taiwan Power Company to develop geothermal projects in Taiwan. Taiwan Power Company has overall authority to produce power, enable energy security, and help to meet the country’s Net Zero Emissions 2050 goal. Our GreenLoop technology will enable Taiwan Power Company to accelerate and de-risk geothermal projects in Taiwan. We also appreciate the dedication that Taiteck Co., Ltd has already demonstrated in assisting us in implementing projects in Taiwan,” said Joseph Scherer, CEO of GreenFire Energy Inc.

“GreenLoop technology can also be applied to old geothermal wells that are depleted or temporarily abandoned. Old geothermal wells can be made productive and generate electricity. Even dry wells drilled from exploration failures can still generate electricity if they have the proper geothermal conditions and install the GreenLoop Downbore Heat Exchanger. We look forward to deploying the GreenLoop technology to help accelerate the development of geothermal energy in Taiwan,” said Johnny C.Y. Liu, president of Taiteck Co., Ltd.

Earlier this year, GreenFire Energy signed a similar MOU with CPC Corporation, Taiwan to work together for the development of geothermal projects in Taiwan.



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