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Geothermal Direct-Use Basics

August 14, 2013 - 1:46pm


Hot water near the surface of the Earth can be used for heat for a variety of commercial and industrial uses. Direct-use applications include heating buildings, growing plants in greenhouses, drying crops, heating water at fish farms, and several industrial processes such as pasteurizing milk.

Learn more about direct-use of geothermal applications from the EERE Geothermal Technologies Office.