Story: Geothermal energy

Geothermal steam pipes

Geothermal steam pipes

These pipes are part of the geothermal heat-exchanger plant at the pulp and paper mill in Kawerau. Geothermal steam is used to boil feed water, which flashes off as clean steam. Steam is used in the plant for digesting wood pulp, drying timber and paper, and generating electricity.

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Carol Stewart, 'Geothermal energy - Other uses of geothermal energy', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/5432/geothermal-steam-pipes (accessed 5 July 2020)

Story by Carol Stewart, published 12 Jun 2006