Direct geothermal energy: reducing the rural industries carbon footprint
Grant number: LP160100070 | Funding period: 2017 - 2021
This project aims to design poultry brooder houses using geothermal technology. Reducing greenhouse gas emissions is a global priority. The lack of natural gas in rural areas and brooder houses’ heating and cooling needs make geothermal ideal. Direct geothermal systems use shallow ground both as a heat source and as a heat sink for cooling, using heat pumps. Their application to poultry brooder houses could reduce electricity consumption by up to 75% and thus greenhouse gas emissions, since 91% of electricity comes from fossil fuels in Australia; minimise the need for expensive bottled gas heating; reduce the levels of ammonia emissions; and increase farm productivity.
Related publications (2)
Comparative costs of ground source heat pump systems against other forms of heating and cooling for different climatic conditions
GR Aditya, O Mikhaylova, GA Narsilio, IW Johnston
Ground source heat pump (GSHP) systems can provide cost effective and sustainable heating and cooling for buildings while using co..
Optimisation of a hybrid geothermal-solar-gas system: A case study for a typical poultry shed in New South Wales, Australia
Yu Zhou, Guillermo Narsilio, Lu Aye, Olga Mikhaylova, Asal Bidarmaghz, Kenichi Soga
Poultry sheds are used to raise poultries (chickens, turkeys and ducks), and have a unique heating and cooling demand pattern. A s..