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Oasis Montaj to Find Geothermal Energy for Africa  

How Geophysics Modeling Can Unlock the Geothermal Potential of Kasane Hot Spring

Sustainability Challenge

Energy Transition

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Story Highlights

Relevant UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

SDG Goal 7 affordable and clean energy.

SDG Goal 12 responsible consumption and production.

SDG Goal 13 climate action.

Utilized Software

Bentley Software

Location

Botswana

ORGANIZATION/COMPANY

Botswana International University of Science & Technology (BIUST)

To foster and harness renewable energy sources to power the rapid population growth in Botswana, BIUST is exploring the potential for using Kasane Hot Spring to generate geothermal energy. Fully evaluating the site required capturing, combining, and analyzing numerous types of geophysical data. By creating an intuitive geophysics model within a single platform, the team gained a deeper understanding of the risks and benefits of the area. As a result, they anticipate identifying Kasane Hot Spring as the most suitable location for geothermal energy in Botswana, helping to sustainably alleviate the country’s energy limitations.