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(CEGA, July 10th ) In order to socialize the research carried out in the north of the country, the first “CEGA Table Talk" was held, which assembled more than 70 people, including CEGA researchers, postgraduate students and staff of the University of Chile and Universidad Católica.   T...

(CEGA, July 5th)  The initiative seeks to prepare the inmates of the Education and Work Center (CET) of Valle Verde, (Aysén Region, Patagonia) to take charge of the first geothermal greenhouse in the region, in both its technical operation and in its business model, looking forward to commercializ...

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  The building "Technological Science Park" of the Catholic University of Maule (UCM) houses laboratories of different schools, on a surface is 1,000 m2. Since 2013, the air conditioning of this building has been operated with low enthalpy geothermal energy, with vertical heat exchangers, wh...

(CEGA, 12th June) Between 11th and 13th of May, the board meeting of the International Geothermal Association (IGA) was held in Germany, in which the director of CEGA, Dr. Diego Morata, participated as a board member. During the event it was announced that CEGA will host the next in Chile. "It wi...

(Cega, June 9th 2017) The first geothermal plant in South America, located in Chile, Cerro Pabellón, was inaugurated in early April. The plant is injecting more than 4 GWh into the Norte Grande Interconnected System in its first two months of operations. During April, 2.2 GWh were generated, accord...

  Because geothermal energy is an energy for everyone, the Andean Geothermal Centre of Excellence (CEGA) premiered sign language in its first animated video "What is geothermal energy?", seeking to bring scientific content to an audience with hearing difficulties.   (CEGA, June 7,...

Eduardo Molina will work on the characterization of the Liquiñe-Ofqui Fault zone, together with the group of CEGAS´s researchers from the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile Eduardo Molina holds a Ph.D. in Geology from the University of Granada (Spain) and has been living in Chile for about...

The artwork is part of Santiago’s Subway Service (Metro Santiago) strategy to enrich the community areas where the new stations of Line 3 are being constructed. "Its three walls that will show the essence of the geological processes that have been part of the evolution of The Andes mountain ran...

As an efficient, stable and transparent partner for the development of the region, Aysen Regional Government cataloged CEGA’s work in the development of the project “Estimation and Enhancement of Aysen geothermal potential”. The two-year research quantified Patagonia's underground energy poten...

Cerro Pabellón power plant changed the history of geothermal energy in our region, being the first project in this part of the continent to generate and supply electricity right from Earth´s heat. Last March 31st, Cerro Pabellón power plant, located in Ollagüe (Antofagasta region), started de...

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We started our academic year at CEGA with two interesting exchange experiences with Mexico: a participation of Sofía Vargas in the "1st Environmental, Economic and Social Symposium of Improved and Superheated Geothermal Systems" and an internship of a Mexican student Daniel Elizalde, who will be wo...

Three proposals, submitted by CEGA’s researchers, were selected by the National Fund for Scientific and Technological Development (FONDECYT). Projects, led by Linda Daniele, Daniel Díaz and Francisco Suárez, will receive funds to develop studies in different places of Chile. The first proposal ...

Tomás Roquer, José Tomás Ovalle, and Christian Betancourt were among the 735 researchers who will receive funds from the National Science and Technology Commission (CONICYT) to continue their studies in Chile. After applying for the 2017 National Ph.D. Scholarship, three CEGA’s graduate stud...

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The Chilean Andes volcanism will inspire the artistic mural that will be able to see by those who walk around the Irarrázaval subway station, between General Bustamante and Matta Oriente streets. Thanks to a collaboration agreement between CEGA and Santiago Metro, a 300 m2 mural about volcanoes or...

Seeking to incorporate renewable energy into everyday life, a family decided to use Earth's temperature to heat rooms and spaces in their new home. Alonso Yáñez is a radiologist and, two years ago, he moved to a new house with his family, in Santa Rita de Pirque, 40 km from the center of Santia...

The activity is part of the actions led by the Ministry of Energy and the World Bank to promote development of geothermal energy. Last December 22nd, the “Geothermal Roundtable” was officially inaugurated. The activity aims to analyze the real situation of this resource in the country and focus...

“Julieta in Girl’s Land”, project funded by Explora CONICYT Projects for Science and Technology Popularization, was recognized as the best non-formal Science Education project by Unesco-Ciencia Joven prize 2016. “Julieta in Girl’s Land” is a set of exploration specially designed to p...

With a live streaming conference for Chilean public schools, CEGA`s researchers Diego Morata and Martin Reich performed in "Futuristic, the world changes with you", a Ted-talk inspired conference to promote curiosity for science among children and teenagers. As a way to stimulate scientific spiri...

The inclusion of clean energies is part of the success of the Voipir Ñancul School educational project. The Voipir Ñancul School is located 8 km from Villarrica (Araucanía Region) , and it is a public school that uses geothermal energy for heating areas for 235 children, who attend classes every...

The meeting brought together different members from the energy market, who seek to promote geothermal direct use: a clean, efficient and abundant local resource. Last November 18th took place the “Low Enthalpy Geothermal Seminar”. The activity was organized by the Andean Geothermal Center of Ex...

The activity sought to promote communication among people from Araucanía, researchers and local authorities. One of the main purposes of the meeting "Volcano, Energy and Community" was approach volcanoes from different perspectives and experiences. The activity took place on November 3rd, at the V...

With the aim to promote geothermal energy in the society, CEGA`s researchers took the challenge of communicating in a friendly and interactive way. Through analog models that explain the operation of a geothermal plant, plus videos, experiments and educational materials on volcanoes and direct use ...

Seeking to study the processes that affect the geothermal systems dynamics, Carolina Muñoz will continue her research developing a long term monitoring in the geyser field of El Tatio. In order to investigate the eruption dynamics of geyser and the evolution of hydrothermal systems, the geologist ...

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The activity seeks to promote communication among people from Araucanía, researchers and local authorities. One of the main purposes of the meeting "Volcano, Energy and Community" is to approach volcanoes from different perspectives and experiences. The activity will take place on November 3rd, at...

"What hides beneath the surface of Lonquimay volcano?"; "Science and Community" and " Direct uses of geothermal energy in the area" were some of the topics discussed by researchers with the local community. Between 29 and 30 September, took place the "Second Scientific Symposium in Lonquimay: Com...

CEGA will lead a Project to install a geothermal heating system in a greenhouse   at the Work-Study Center “Valle Verde” (CET), a gendarmerie institution that coachs and provides job opportunities for liberty deprived persons. The initiative  is financed by the Ministry of Energy (Chile), and...

Let's use the heat of the Earth, directly Dear geothermal colleagues, Talking about geothermal energy in Chile, is synonymous of electricity generation, economic barriers and almost a hundred years of exploration without production, as only by the end of this year (or early 2017), Chile will h...

Gregory De Pascale proposal will start in November and it is part of the 288 initiatives funded this year in Chile. Gregory De Pascale, Academic of the Department of Geology at the University of Chile and CEGA´s associate researcher, won FONDECYT funds to develop his project named "Quantifying...

El 17 y 18 de noviembre se llevará a cabo el IV Seminario Iberoamericano de Energías Renovables, actividad que tiene por objetivo fomentar la participación, discusión e integración aportando nuevas ideas a la realidad actual y futura del sector energético regional y mundial reconociendo la imp...

The Explora CONICYT project was led by a group of scientists and communicators of the University of Chile who created an exploration kit to promote girls’ interest for science A field trip with students from Nonguén (Biobío Region), and a ceremony at the Faculty of Physical and Mathematical S...

High seismicity in uneforeseen areas and a fault system moving in directions never seen before, are some of the data produced by a geological research that measured for 16 months in depth activity of the north Liquiñe-Ofqui Fault System. Its a study never carried out before in Chile: the install...

Saskia Roels (Holland) and Santiago Maza (Argentina) joined our team of professionals that each year integrates new members in order to contribute to the study and knowledge of Andean geothermal systems. Chile keeps drawing the attention of foreign researchers seeking to promote geothermal energy...

The IGA convenes specialists from several countries and centralizes all that is to see on issues of dissemination, training and research of geothermal resources around the world. Diego Morata, director of the Andean Geothermal Center of Excellence (CEGA) and faculty of Geology Department of the U...

Facilitate exchange between CEGA’s researchers and the Geothermal Institute of The University of Auckland was the central purpose of this initiative that, since 2014, strengthens the network of cooperation between Chile and New Zealand, seeking to incorporate learning from one of the countries wit...

After defending his thesis on geological storage of CO2 and its possible use in geothermal, Juvenal Letelier will specialize in reservoir modeling at the Geothermal Institute of the University of Auckland. The protests against HidroAysén on 2011 – a hydroelectricity project plant in Patagonia ...

In a new talk organized by CEGA, the specialist in environmental law, Miguel Saldivia, reviewed the main difficulties and the legal voids on the Chilean geothermal energy concessions law, which in many aspects presents huge similarities with the mining law, except in the details that bring clarity i...

Dear geotermal colleagues, This 2016 we begin our second period of five years funded by CONICYT Fondap Program. As a research centre we have a huge challenge ahead: continue doing high-level research and captivate the interest of dozens of undergraduate and graduate students for deepening into ...

The Project “Julieta in Girl’s Land” gave away for free more than 600 exploration sets, looking forward to contribute to reduce the gender gap in science. This project is aimed for girls from 7 to 11 years, and seeks to encourage their interest in science through play, observation, recordin...

From applied sciences, Felipe Flores’ mechanical engineering thesis project sought to evaluate the energy performance of the first southamerican geothermal power plant Felipe was always interested in learning about non-conventional renewable energies and when the time to define his thesis proje...

Cerca de 30 alumnas de la Escuela Básica El Manzano fueron las primeras en conocer el kit de terreno que regala “Julieta en la tierra de las Niñas”, proyecto Explora CONICYT que busca estimular el interés por la ciencia a través del juego y la observación del entorno. Santiago.- El vier...

Durante las últimas semanas, la prensa económica ha reportado antiguas noticias sobre el cierre de empresas de geotermia. Los inversionistas responsabilizan  al difícil acceso del recurso, la falta de apoyo del Estado y últimamente al precio de la energía. Pocos han asumido que si bien el recu...

The Andean Geothermal Center of Excellence (CEGA) at the Department of Geology, Universidad de Chile, invites applications for a Postdoctoral position in Hydrogeology (numerical modeling, reactive transport models and geothermal reservoirs simulations). The successful candidate will be expected t...

The Patagonian community had a positive response to the preliminary results of a study conducted by CEGA, which seeks to harness the heat from the ground in the region with applications ranging from power generation to heating homes to mitigate the high levels of pollution in the region, with an ene...

La ejecución del plan de continuidad, que extiende las operaciones del Centro de Excelencia en Geotermia de Los Andes  por cinco años más, enfocará sus esfuerzos  en la investigación y  promoción de la geotermia de baja entalpía, donde se aprovecha el calor de la tierra directamente en uso...

Las principales actividades de investigación desarrolladas por el CEGA durante su primer período se enfocaron en la caracterización de los recursos geotermales, la comprensión de los controles magmáticos y estructurales que hacen o no viables este tipo de recursos energéticos, la identificaci...

En 2009, cuando se postuló la creación del CEGA al programa Fondap con el fin de mejorar y aumentar el conocimiento científico sobre la geotermia en Chile, el potencial geotermal del país se consideraba la más grande reserva no explotada del mundo y varias empresas apostaban a ser las primeras ...

Por su actividad investigativa pionera en la geotermia en Chile, la formación de especialistas y promoción del avance de esta energía renovable en el país, el Geothermal Resources Council reconoció al académico del Departamento de Geología de la Facultad de Ciencias Físicas y Matemáticas de...

Un grupo multidisciplinario de expositores en las áreas de historia, ecología y geología se reunieron para conversar con la comunidad de Lonquimay sobre las investigaciones que se han realizado en la zona durante los últimos años. Los vecinos de Lonquimay están acostumbrados al tránsito co...

Geólogas, Climatólogas, Ingenieras, Biólogas y profesionales de las comunicaciones comenzaron con la ejecución del proyecto Explora CONICYT: «Julieta en la Tierra de las Niñas» que busca despertar la curiosidad científica en niñas de 7 a 11 años a través del juego y la observación en ter...

The initiative, organized by various research centers from the University of Chile, aimed to provide basic tools to work constructively with the media and prepare science outreach projects for non-expert audiences. The Fondap Centres  (CR)2 and CEGA, along with the Millenium Nucleus of Paleocli...

Professor Alfredo Lahsen, CEGA researcher and academic at the Geology Department of Universidad de Chile, will receive the Pioneer Award from the Geothermal Resources Council. The Geothermal Resources Council, an organization that promotes research and development of geothermal resources worldwid...

Pablo Sanchez was awarded with the PhD degree after defending a thesis that studies how chemical and structural processes are linked to the formation of geothermal systems and gold precipitation. Earthquakes and volcanoes are two distinctive geological features of Chile. Normally these concepts a...

El World Geothermal Congress se realiza cada cinco años, y reúne a todos los actores que participan en el desarrollo de la energía geotérmica en el mundo, desde la ciencia básica, hasta la industria. Las últimas cifras entregadas durante el evento revelan un crecimiento  del 16% en la generac...

The UNAM Geophysics Institute (Mexico) and CEGA initiated a program of scientific and academic cooperation to promote joint work on understanding volcanological phenomena related to geothermal energy. About the project, Diego Morata, CEGA Director states: "We want to have close connections with the ...

During 2012 and 2013, CEGA in a joint venture with the Geology Department (University of Chile) developed a project commissioned by the Ministry of Energy to assess the geopthermal potential of highly demanding energy zones: Santiago and Talca. The paper "Estimating low-enthalpy geothermal energy po...

Since the beginning of January (2015) until the end of the month, a CEGA research team will be conducting recognition, analysis and sampling of different existing thermal manifestations in the region. A researchers team and students from CEGA is executing the first field tasks in Coyhaique, Aysen...

The International Cooperation Program from Conicyt awarded CEGA a funding to promote a research alliance with the Geothermal Institute from the University of Auckland. The initiative aims to develop an exchange program between researcher from CEGA and the Geothermal Institute (NZ), develop specif...

The work brings together 18 authors (geologists, anthropologists, journalists) and over 20 artists in a book that covers 15 geothermal areas of Chile (volcanoes, hot springs, geysers and more) telling how these natural events were formed and how our people have been linked with these sites. "La T...

Ciencia, cultura, ilustración y fotografía se funden en libro sobre el patrimonio más caliente de Chile La obra reúne a 18 autores (geólogos, antropólogos, periodistas) y más de 20 artistas en un libro que recorre 15 zonas geotermales de Chile (volcanes, termas, géiseres y más) relatando...

Como parte de su trabajo recientemente publicado en el Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, "Fall velocity of multi-shaped clasts", el Dr. Le Roux entrega la herramienta que puede descargarse del siguiente link: http://goo.gl/TMRX6x "Fall velocity of multi-shaped clasts" - Journal of V...

Esta es la cuarta saga de los videos de animacion del CEGA que exploran diversos temas de la energia geotérmica. ¿Como podemos prender una ampolleta con el calor del suelo? es la pregunta que responde el nuevo video de animación que estreno el Centro Fondap Conicyt de Excelencia en Geotermia d...

The Mining Ministerial Secretariat (Seremi) of Aysen Region in conjunction with the Andean Geothermal Centre of Excellence (CEGA) will develope a research project to estimate the geothermal resources of the Patagonian region, becoming the first area of the country to have an evaluation of this renew...

Los investigadores del Centro, Dr.Martin Reich y Dr.Gonzalo Yañez , se adjudicaron recientemente dos proyectos en el III Concurso de Equipamiento Científico Tecnológico Mediano (Fondequip) de Conicyt. El primero, para la investigación en inclusiones fluidas y vítreas a través de microtermometr...

El investigador del CEGA y académico del Departamento de Geología ya forma parte del comité editorial de la revista ISI más influyente a nivel mundial en yacimientos minerales. “Esta publicación tiene más de 100 años de historia, y tiene mucha circulación no solo en el ámbito científico,...

La degustación “Verde que te quiero vino” reunió a las viñas adheridas al Programa Vino, Cambio Climático y Biodiversidad junto al primer viñedo chileno en incorporar la energía geotérmica en su proceso productivo. El evento se propuso dar a conocer a los consumidores los beneficios ecol...

El Instituto Nacional de Eficiencia Energética y Energías Renovables de Ecuador (INER) selló una alianza estratégica con el CEGA mediante un convenio de cooperación interinstitucional que busca mantener a ambos organismos a la vanguardia tecnológica para los retos energéticos del futuro en la...

El sitio Piensa en Geotermia realizó un podcast donde junto a cinco profesionales del sector geotérmico se analizan las implicancias de la nueva aganda energética en el desarrollo de la industria geotérmica nacional. La presentación incluye una entrevista con el Dr. Diego Morata, Director del C...

Durante una semana, representantes de organismos públicos de América Latina se reunieron para fortalecer capacidades en torno a aspectos técnicos, ambientales y estudio de casos de proyectos geotérmicos. En paralelo, también se realizó un curso corto en modelamiento de reservorios. Las activid...

President Michelle Bachelet presented the seven guiding points that will guide the government's energy strategy for the next four years, with an emphasis on strengthening the role of the state, sustainability and the electrical connection. Over the past month, the Ministry of Energy assembled aca...

La actividad, a la cual solo se accede por invitación, reunió a 60 profesionales de América Latina y el Caribe en El Salvador. Este es el tercer año consecutivo que el CEGA participa en este evento, que en cada versión cubre un aspecto distinto de la industria. La sexta versión de los curso...

El profesor Juan A. Asenjo, presidente de la Academia Chilena de Ciencias anunció en sesión pública, la incorporación del doctor Miguel Ángel Parada Reyes, como nuevo Miembro Correspondiente de esta prestigiosa institución. El discurso de presentación estuvo a cargo del profesor Francisco Her...

CEGA Director, Dr. Diego Morata was part of the team who prepared the document "Linking Energy Ministry - University of Chile", which contains proposals to advance the development of the national energy plan from different disciplines, and that includes strengthening of geothermal energy as part of ...

A team led by José Cembrano is installing broadband and short period seismic stations at the extreme north Liquiñe-Ofqui Fault System, in order to decrypt its seismotectonic nature and its implications with geothermal resources and seismic hazard in the area. How are seismicity, faults in the e...

This summer, Lucy McGee and Mathieu Leisen traveled to Australia and France respectively, to experiment with new analytical techniques in order to give an original approach to the determination of geothermal parameters such as U-Th dating on calcites and pH in fluid inclusions. Establecer lazos i...

La Universidad de El Salvador en conjunto con la empresa La Geo y el Consejo Nacional de Energía de ese país abrieron el proceso de convocatoria para la cuarta versión de su Diplomado de Especialización en Geotermia. El curso, que comenzará el 2 de junio y finalizará la segunda semana de novie...

Conicyt inició su período de postulaciones para las Becas de Doctorado en Chile para extranjeros sin permanencia definitiva en Chile. El concurso para postulaciones en línea estará abierto hasta 20 de marzo de 2014 a las 13.00 hrs. Más informaciones acá. El Centro de Excelencia en Geotermia...

El artículo “Climate change and tectonic uplift triggered the formation of the Atacama Desert’s giant nitrate deposits” (Pérez-Fodich, A. et al., 2014) originalmente publicado en la edición de marzo de la revista Geology, fue promovido en  la sección ScienceShots del portal de noticias de...

A combination of theory, experimentation and fieldwork comprised the schedule of activities of the course attended by eighth graders from different parts of the country, with a strong female presence. Entre el 6 y el 10 de enero pasados se realizó la segunda versión del curso en Geología &...

En la tercera entrega de videos educativos del Centro de Excelencia en Geotermia de Los Andes abordamos los mitos más comunes que se tejen en torno a la producción de energía geotérmica en Chile. El material audiovisual puede usarse y compartirse libremente, para solicitar una copia del archivo ...

If nowadays the Ministry of Energy is evaluating the creation of a financial tool for supporting the geothermal industry it is all thanks to the sun. The original plan of the government was to promote solar energy by creating a large-scale plant with support from the Clean Technology Fund (CTF), but...

El evento GeoPower Latin America convocó a representantes de los mercados más importantes de la región durante el 13 y 14 de noviembre en Santiago. Estrategias de desarrollo, análisis de casos, gestión de riesgo, evaluación de viabilidad y nuevas tecnologías fueron algunos de los temas que...

Geothermal Energy is a peer-reviewed fully open access journal published under the SpringerOpen brand, it incorporated CEGA's dorector, Dr. Diego Morata, as the sole representative of a Latin American institution in the editorial board. Among its attractions, the new publication stands out as an ...

Young researchers from Spain, France and the U.K joined the center to study different geothermal areas of the country and develop new research methodologies. The particular Andean geothermal context, unique and unexplored, is a growing attraction for national and international research. This, tog...

CEGA se hace presente en la Fiesta de la Ciencia que se realiza en Parque Quinta Normal con un stand de actividades interactivas. Niños, niñas y jóvenes de todos los niveles llegaron hasta el Parque Quinta Normal para disfrutar de las lúdicas actividades, experimentos e interesantes investiga...

Mass Spectrometer Multicollector Induction Plasma and Laser Ablation System started operations, getting the first U-Pb ages of zircons in the country. This instrument, unique in Chile, was acquired by CEGA and is housed at the Department of Geology at the Universidad de Chile, which positions this a...

Viña Maquis lives up to the metaphor: if we say that the wine is the blood of the earth, it makes sense that this blood flow with the same warmth of the earth. With an innovation project which was made possible through the co-financing of the Foundation for Agrarian Innovation (FIA) of the Ministry...

CEGA recently signed a Cooperation Agreement with the German company GTN Neubrandenburg GmbH. GTN is the beneficiary of SDR PPP project (Public Private Partnership Deutsche Investitions-und Entwicklungsgesellschaft mbH) called "Using the geothermal potential in Chile for environmentally friendly pro...

The Professor from the Geology Department at the Universidad de Chile and CEGA Researcher Alfredo Lahsen was chosen as part of the Board of the International Geothermal Association (IGA), an organization with over 5000 members in 65 countries that promotes research, development and utilization of ge...

The geothermal potential figures that are handled today in Chile range from 3,350 MW (ENAP) to 16,000 MW (Lahsen, 1988), which could represent 91% of the current installed capacity of the country's energy matrix. So far, this auspicious figure has not been updated, and therefore, PhD, masters and un...

Wellness for the host and the environment Three years ago the Hotel Termas de Puyehue developed a geothermal energy project that allowed them to take advantage of the hot springs for room heating and hot water, reducing fossil fuel consumption by 75% from 2010 to date. The executive director of...

Researchers and graduate students from CEGA participated in the American Geophysical Union conference (AGU) in Cancun, exposing their research advances both in lectures and posters. The event brought together scientists, educators and students of the earth sciences and the atmosphere and space, betw...

Juvenal Letelier, estudiante de doctorado en Ciencias de la Ingeniería, está realizando una investigación multidisciplinaria donde confluye la experimentación física, la geotermia y la modelación matemática. Su objetivo es estudiar cómo podría aplicarse el CO2 como futura alternativa para l...

Se trata del artículo "Pyrite as a record of hydrothermal fluid evolution in a porphyry copper system: A SIMS/EMPA trace element study" (Martin Reich | Artur Deditius | Stephen Chryssoulis | Jian-Wei Li | Chan-Qiang Ma | Miguel Angel Parada | Fernando Barra | Florian Mittermayr. 2013), que en los ...

The event organized in conjunction with the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) called for exhibitors from the political, business, legislative, indigenous and academic field to discuss the root causes that have slowed the development of geothermal energy in Chile and how to move towards effec...

El Geothermal Institute de la Universidad de Auckland tiene más de 30 años de experiencia en investigación y educación en geotermia. Cuenta con programas de diplomado, magister y doctorado, los cuales pueden ser financiados mediantes becas otorgadas por el gobierno neocelandés y su programa NZ ...

Con la presencia de representantes de empresas energéticas y de la academia, se desarrolló en la Facultad de Ciencias Físicas y Matemáticas de la Universidad de Chile un seminario sobre geotermia que busca establecer lazos de colaboración entre instituciones chilenas e italianas para promover e...

El pasado noviembre (y parte de diciembre), el Dr.Patrick Dobson del Earth Science Division de Berkeley Lab viajó a Chile en su calidad de Especialista Fulbright, en asociación con el Centro de Excelencia en Geotermia de Los Andes para explorar oportunidades de investigación para la geotermia en ...

El periodo de inscripciones para el II Congreso Internacional de Geotermia, ACHEGEO 2013, será a aprtir del 16 de enero del presente año. Todos quienes deseen participar de esta iniciativa, considerada como el evento más importante en el ámbito de la energía geotérmica de nuestro país, podr...

Con una salida a terreno de dos días, el curso liderado por el Director del Departamento de Geología, Dr. Gabriel Vargas, rompió el esquema tradicional de clases de la Escuela de Verano (EdV), que este año cumple ya 24 temporadas. El programa en Geología y Geotermia, que  fue patrocinado po...

Dos ciclistas están pedaleando para cruzar Chile de norte a sur promoviendo las Energías Renovables no Convencionales. Se trata de Ricardo Schlatter, estudiante de Ingeniería Civil Química de la FCFM y Nicolás Mora, egresado de Ing. Comercial de la PUC. Juntos partirán en Perú y terminarán e...

El curso, que se llevará a cabo entre el 24 de febrero y el 2 de marzo del 2013 en El Salvador, será dictado por el Programa de Entrenamiento en Geotermia de la Universidad de las Naciones Unidas (UNU-GTP) el cual abrió 5 vacantes especialmente para Chile. Este curso está destinado a aproxima...

Durante noviembre de 2012 el CEGA realizará dos cursos de postgrado, los que serán dictados por expertos españoles: Geoquímica de procesos hidrotermales (6-8 noviembre) a cargo del Dr. Fernando Tornos, Centro de Astrobiologia, CSIC-INTA y el curso Mienralogía de Arcillas (12 al 14 noviembre) de...

En el siguiente video, desarrollado por el CEGA, se explica cómo funciona la geotermia de baja temperatura y el impacto que su uso tendría para nuestro país. La geotermia es una fuente energética limpia y renovable con la que se puede generar electricidad, y además, aplicar en una serie ...

1 Nombre del Cargo: Químico 2 Departamento/Organismo: Departamento de Geología – Proyecto CEGA 3 Grado: 12 4 Calidad Jurídica: Contrata 5 Jornada: Completa 6 Jefe al que reporta: Director Centro de Excelencia en Geotermia de Los Andes (CEGA) III.- OBJETIVOS y FUNCIONES DEL CARGO Obje...

Durante octubre el CEGA se ha avocado a participar en una serie de iniciativas para difundir la geotermia entre los chilenos. Los geólogos preguntan “¿Dónde encontramos el calor de la Tierra?” y los niños a coro responden "¡en los volcaneeees!". El diálogo era el punto de partida para a...

GeoGlobal Energy Chile consolida pozo geotérmico con mayor potencial energético de Sudamérica La primera fase de la prueba de flujo de los pozos profundos realizada en el volcán Tolhuaca, Región de la Araucanía, es un acontecimiento de la energía geotérmica en Chile y Sudamérica, ya que ...

Andy Reed, estudiante de magister de International Development de la University de Pittsburgh, presentó los resultados preliminares de una investigación que busca identificar las principales barreras al desarrollo de la generación eléctrica geotérmica en nuestro país. Reed ha realizado entrevi...

La presentación realizada por el Dr. Jordi Guimerà (CEO Amphos 21) titulada "Flujo de Agua y transporte de calor en acuíferos: desarrollo y aplicaciones de baja temperatura" que dictó el pasado miércoles 01 de agosto está disponible para descarga en el siguiente link: Descargar...

22 días en terreno de alta montaña, 15 personas participando, más de cuatro meses de planificación, cinco empresas prestando apoyo, tres universidades involucradas, dos estudiantes de magíster liderando y dos territorios bajo escrutinio: Juncalito, un campo geotermal activo, y La Copia, un ca...

El Dr. José Miguel Aguilera junto a una comitiva de autoridades de Conicyt se reunió con el Comité Científico del CEGA para analizar el primer año de funcionamiento de este Centro Fondap, conocer los nuevos equipos de laboratorio y evaluar los desafíos que se han planteado para el futuro. ...

Una comitiva de estudiantes de la Université du Québec à Chicoutimi (UQAC) visitó el CEGA este lunes para aprender sobre los recursos geotermales de Chile. El grupo de 14 estudiantes de pre y postgrado visitó Chile en el marco de un viaje geológico para conocer los principales tipos de dep...

La Dr. Bridget Lynne y el Ingeniero Garry Smith, ambos del Institute of Earth Science and Engineering de la University of Auckland (Nueva Zelanda) estarán a cargo del nuevo curso de postgrado que ofrecerá el CEGA El curso "Depósitos de silica sinters en sistemas geotermales" se realizará entr...

Ministerio de Energía y CEGA inician proyecto para evaluar potencial geotérmico en la cuenca de Santiago y Talca La alianza pretende generar un alto impacto en las soluciones energéticas de las áreas urbanas,industriales y rurales de las zonas involucradas, transformándose en el primer inten...

En septiembre de este año, el Dr. Valiya Hamza junto a un equipo de científicos del Departamento de Geofísica del Observatorio Nacional Brasileño dieron a conocer el descubrimiento de un  río de 6.000 kilómetros de largo que corre bajo el Amazonas. El caudal se bautizó como Río Hamza en hon...

TheMulticollector-Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometer with laser ablation system (LA-MC-ICP-MS) acquired by CEGA will allow to gather relevant scientific information on various geological processes. This instrument represents a unique technology in Chile, positioning the Centre to the foref...

The researcher from the Andean Geothermal Centre of Excellencefrom the University of Chile is a pioneer in the investigation of geothermal resources in the country. He has over 40 years of experience in education, training of specialists and promotion of the advancements of geothermal energy in Chil...

Through this video prepared by CEGA we invite you to learn more about this clean energy resource, which is very abundant in our country. ...

A group of 30 students from Grace College School (Pedro Aguirre Cerda) went to Cajón del Maipo with researchers from CEGA in order to learn how to identify the main geological features of the area. ¿Qué diferencia a un paseo de una salida a terreno? Principalmente, que además de disfrutar del...

Lee el artículo que el CEGA preparó sobre los volcanes de Chile para Beauchef Magazine, la nueva revista de divulgación científica de la Facultad de Ciencias Físicas y Matemáticas de la Universidad de Chile. Puedes revisar el reportaje infoagráfico acá....

El Programa de Asistencia del Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores de Nueva Zelandia, en colaboración con el Instituto Geotérmico de la Facultad de Ingeniería de la Universidad de Auckland, ofrecerá becas para estudios de energía geotérmica para profesionales chilenos. Los programas de estud...

With a field trip to explore our earth's crust, CEGA will join to the series of activities organized by Explora Conicyt in this XVII version of the National Science and Technology Week, which will start next October 3rd. Con una salida a terreno para explorar nuestra corteza terrestre, el CEGA se...

Professor Julie Rowland, from the Unievrsity of Auckland, gave the first post graduate course at CEGA, a three-days session where about 60 people attended. Integrantes de la industria, investigadores y estudiantes coparon las inscripciones para el curso"Structural Controls in Geothermal Systems",...

Qué es la geotermia, cuáles son los recursos geotermales y cómo es la anatomía del campo geotérmico de El Tatio, fueron los temas que Andrés Pavez, investigador asociado del Centro de Excelencia en Geotermia de Los Andes (CEGA), desarrolló ante la asociación de guías turísticos de San Pedr...

The activity took place between the 16 and 18 of August. Representatives from Mexico, Argentina and Chile gathered to share experiences and define actions that aim to strengthen geothermal development in the region. The central goal of the meeting was to set focus on South America as the only part ...

In this area of Los Lagos Region, subsoil temperature is used for heating the building of a primary health care center which receives about 2000 people monthly. The Family Health Center of Calbuco, at the south of Chile, is a project that cares for energy efficiency. Since its opening in 2012, it...

For the first time CEGA will host researchers from Mexico and Argentina in order to strengthen the exchange and cooperation network with Latin American  countries that have consolidated or are looking forward to advance in the local geothermal development from the academic arena. The “First La...

Cuando en abril de 2008 la Escuela Rural Linares de Casma (Región de Los Lagos) ardió hasta los cimientos, era difícil imaginar que el nuevo edificio que se levantaría sobre sus cenizas sería tan distinto de su predecesor. De ser un establecimiento construido mayoritariamente en madera, con fre...