Geothermal Energy Potential of Sedimentary Basins in Canada with analogy to Kazakhstan

Nazarbayev University School of Mining and Geosciences is gearing up for an enlightening event as Dr. Stephen Grasby, a globally renowned expert in geothermal energy, climate change, and more, takes the stage to present "Geothermal Energy Potential of Sedimentary Basins in Canada with analogy to Kazakhstan."

Since completing his Ph.D. at the University of Calgary in 1997, Dr. Grasby has dedicated his research to investigating the origin and distribution of thermal springs in Canada. Notably, he spearheaded the revival of geothermal energy research at the Geological Survey of Canada, overseeing a national assessment of Canada's geothermal energy potential. His contributions extend to the upcoming World Geothermal Congress, where he will serve as the General Chair in his hometown of Calgary, Canada. Beyond his professional achievements, Dr. Grasby's spare-time endeavors delve into understanding the causes of mass extinctions throughout Earth's history.

Canada's untapped geothermal energy potential takes the spotlight in Dr. Grasby's talk. Despite Canada's lack of geothermal energy production, interest is surging as the world seeks cleaner energy sources. While high-temperature volcanic belts in western Canada hold promise, challenges persist. Dr. Grasby sheds light on the untapped potential of high-temperature sedimentary basins, drawing from data amassed during oil and gas explorations. These basins offer a tantalizing opportunity for sustainable energy, with even lower-temperature systems showing potential, especially in remote northern communities where heat demand is paramount.

Dr. Grasby's work mirrors the evolving energy landscape, making his insights all the more valuable. His upcoming lecture not only delves into geothermal possibilities but also underscores the global significance of collaborative research and sustainable solutions.

Don't miss this guest lecture on August 15, from 15:00 PM to 16:00 PM, hosted in Block 6, Room 6.105. Join us as we anticipate a riveting discourse that connects geoscience, eco-friendly progress, and the shared pursuit of a greener future.