11 Jun 2024

Geothermal Research Institute Launched in Tongzhou District in Beijing, China

11 Jun 2024  by thinkgeoenergy   

A tributary of the Chaobai River in Tongzhou, Beijing, China (source: Bjoertvedt, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons)
A new Geothermal Energy Research Institute has been established in the Tongzhou District in Beijing, China. The institute will consolidate efforts from scientific research and corporate partners with the goal of promoting the large-scale application of geothermal in the field of urban public buildings and jointly building a geothermal industry value chain.

The opening and cooperation signing ceremony for the Geothermal Energy Research Institute was attended by representatives from the Government of Henan Province, research institutes, the Tongzhou District Government, investment bodies, and other geothermal stakeholders. Wang Jiyang, from the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the International Eurasian Academy, was appointed Chief Scientist of the institute.

The Geothermal Energy Research Institute gathers top scientific research institutes to strengthen research and innovation in the frontier field of geothermal energy. It will also facilitate cooperation between upstream and downstream units in the industry, thus creating a value chain that will foster the growth of the industry. This will provide strong scientific support for the green development of the Tongzhou District and further help in attaining China’s “dual carbon” goals.

At the opening ceremony, cooperation agreements were signed with seven research firms and corporate units. This list includes:

Peking University Energy Research Institute

China Academy of Building Research Co. Ltd.

China IPPR International Engineering Co., Ltd.

China Communications Construction Urban Energy Research and Design Institute Co., Ltd.

Beijing Beituo Ecological Environment Co., Ltd.

Beijing Xincheng Thermal Power Co., Ltd., and

Tangshan Jidong Oilfield New Energy Development Co., Ltd.

More information on geothermal technologies, such as as geological energy storage, and medium-deep downhole heat exchange systems, was shared during the meeting by Pang Zhonghe of the Geothermal Resources Research Center at the Chinese Academy of Sciences.

A tributary of the Chaobai River in Tongzhou, Beijing, China (source: Bjoertvedt, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons)


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