An investment of 220 mln euros to unlock an energy revolution, that of geothermal energy, which can be worth at least 4 bn by ill 2030. Attempting the feat is a family from Bolzano, the Gostners: two generations at the helm of Fri-El Green Power, a Group with more than 1,000 MW of installed energy […]
Italy has high geothermal potential, but exploits it very little. Incentives for green transition, however, could revolutionize the industry. A Bolzano company wants to build up to a hundred plants to decarbonize the peninsula When discussing geothermal energy in Italy, that is, the exploitation of underground heat for heating and electricity, discourses tend to veer […]
Live from the construction site in Ostellato (FE) Francesco Rossi with Florian Gostner Ad of the company.
“Pangea” will produce the thermal power needed to heat 120,000 homes. Will feed hydroponic greenhouses and industrial zone An auger drills into the ground. It will reach as deep as 6,000 meters, where the subsurface temperature touches 150 degrees Celsius. The construction site in Ostellato, Ferrara, Italy. Here, in a couple of years, the first […]
Five questions to CEO Ernst Gostner about the project, economics of geothermal energy, Fri-El’s plans for Italy and wind power, photovoltaics and pumping, and permitting issues The Bolzano-based company Fri-El, which until now has mainly developed onshore wind power plants in Italy, has decided to focus on medium-enthalpy, zero-emission geothermal energy with its new Pangea […]
“Unfortunately, until now in Italy the role of geothermal energy has been held back by the regulatory environment.” A conference on geothermal energy and development opportunities is being held in Naples, organized by Atlantic Club of Naples at the University of Naples “Parthenope.” The work also includes that of Fri-El Geo, a developer of geothermal […]
Family management, environmental awareness and innovation: the Fri.El Group's recipe for success told at the presentation of the SACE Risk and Opportunity Map by Ernst and Daniela Gostnera.
In his book “Our Choice – A plan to solve the climate crisis” from 2009, former U.S. Vice President Al Gore, wrote about geothermal energy as the “potentially largest – and presently the most misunderstood – source of energy in the U.S. and the world today.” With this section here on ThinkGeoEnergy, we are trying […]