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GreenFire Energy Inc. and CPC Corporation, Taiwan enter MoU for closed-loop geothermal

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GreenFire Energy Inc. and CPC Corporation, Taiwan, have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to work together to develop geothermal projects in Taiwan. This agreement enables both companies to collaborate on future geothermal projects and further Taiwan’s progress towards its net zero emission 2050 goal. The MoU was signed at the Taiwan International Geothermal Conference in Taipei, Taiwan.

CPC is Taiwan’s state-owned petroleum company. It is implementing the government’s energy transition policy and actively promoting geothermal power generation. CPC has extensive exploration and drilling experiences that can be applied to geothermal energy development in Taiwan.

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, 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.

“In line with Taiwan government’s energy policy and the global trend, CPC is accelerating in expanding the renewable energy business. In recent years, CPC has been engaged in geothermal development, utilising its rich experience in petroleum exploration and drilling. We welcome the opportunity to evaluate the innovative ge-othermal technology from GreenFire Energy and look forward to further possible cooperation,” said Dr Wei-Jr Wu, Acting CEO of Exploration and Production Business Division, CPC.

“There is tremendous global interest in GreenFire Energy’s technology and a significant demand for geothermal energy projects in Taiwan. Our GreenLoop technology is uniquely suited for much of Taiwan’s geothermal resources and will enable our projects to deliver geothermal energy quickly and economically,” added Joseph Scherer, CEO, GreenFire Energy Inc.

“As a company representing GreenFire Energy in Taiwan, GreenFire Energy and Taiteck Co., Ltd have teamed up and will implement the project to apply the GreenLoop technology for geothermal works in Taiwan. Taiteck is very pleased to see a successful case of using GreenLoop technology for geothermal power generation in Taiwan in the future cooperation between CPC and GreenFire Energy, which will push local geothermal developers to take a bold step forward. This signing of the MoU is a good start for future cooperation,” commented Johnny C.Y. Liu, President of Taiteck Co., Ltd.

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