Eavor CEO John Redfern was a guest on CIBC’s The Sustainability Agenda podcast

Eavor CEO John Redfern was a guest on CIBC’s The Sustainability Agenda podcast, hosted by Tom Heintzman, Managing Director and Vice Chair of Energy Transition and Sustainability. Redfern discussed how Eavor’s closed-loop technology has emerged as a Next-Gen solution for scaling a clean and reliable energy source, aiming to foster global energy autonomy and help make the world a better place. John delves into Eavor’s innovative patented technology, such as Rock-Pipe™, intersecting multilateral well design, and how the company repurposed oil and gas expertise to extract heat from hot rock via conduction, mitigating the restrictions many conventional geothermal technologies faced.

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Neil Ethier joins CSEG dialogue to discuss his journey with Next-Gen Geothermal

Eavor’s Vice President Origination, Neil Ethier joined the Canadian Society of Exploration Geophysicists (CSEG) Mentorship Program livestream, co-hosted by Sarah Grant and Eavor’s Cole Narfason, to discuss Next-Generation Geothermal technology and the academic landscape of geosciences. Neil explains that he began his career in geophysics, driven by a passion for energy independence and energy autonomy, which persisted throughout his professional journey and became a key guiding principle at Eavor. He also emphasized the importance of communication, strategic thinking, and relationship building in advancing one’s business endeavours. Excited by the prospect of leading in a new era of clean technology, he encourages young professionals to embrace curiosity and continual learning to nurture success in their careers.

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Eavor Signs a Heat Supply Contract to Further Energy Autonomy in Geretsried

In a recent joint press release, Eavor Erdwärme Geretsried GmbH and Isar Loisach Naturwärme GmbH (ILN), a subsidiary of the municipal utilities of Geretsried, signed a heat supply contract at Geretsried town hall to mark a crucial step in delivering clean energy to the region’s district heating network. The contract outlines the delivery of up to 81,200 MWh/a of heat to Isar Loisach Naturwärme GmbH. Jan Dühring, board member of the municipal utilities and managing director of Isar Loisach Naturwärme GmbH, expressed enthusiasm for the project’s infrastructure expansion, recognizing it as a challenge that the community, municipal utilities, and city are ready to tackle with determination and vigour.

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OMV’s Sustainability Report 2023 Highlights Collaboration with Eavor

OMV spotlighted Eavor’s technology in their latest Sustainability Report 2023 as the leading closed-loop geothermal energy solution developer worldwide; furthermore, demonstrating how the partnership is furthering OMV’s ambitions to develop clean heat solutions for Europe and beyond. In June 2023, Eavor completed the first close of their Series B equity with OMV leading the round with a €34 million (C$50mm) investment. OMV acquired a 6.5 percent stake in the company, which allowed Eavor to achieve commercialization to pursue large-scale deployment of Next-Gen Geothermal technology.

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US Agency Take Steps Forward for Geothermal, But Congress Should Pass the GEO Act

As the U.S. government intensifies efforts to promote the adoption of Next-Generation Geothermal, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announced it is seeking to speed up permitting on federal land. Historically, geothermal initiatives faced extensive federal reviews under the National Environmental Policy Act. On April 15 BLM said it would integrate two established categorical exclusions into its evaluation framework. These exclusions will streamline the review process for geothermal projects, potentially facilitating next-generation geothermal exploration and adaptation efforts. Notably, these exclusions have already been successfully implemented by the U.S. Forest Service and the Department of the Navy.

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Canada Growth Fund expands investments to nurture Canadian cleantech innovation

Canada Growth Fund (CGF) has committed C$50 million to Idealist Climate Impact Fund LP, managed by Idealist Capital, marking its third major investment. This venture underscores CGF’s continuing ambition to foster growth and innovation within the Canadian clean technology sector. Idealist Capital, a Montreal-based investment manager, focuses on providing growth equity investments to companies driving the energy transition. With a mission to accelerate decarbonization, Idealist integrates Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) criteria into its investment decisions, aiming to deliver superior risk-adjusted returns.

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