Geothermal Energy Centre of Excellence
School of Mechanical & Mining Engineering

About Us

Queensland Geothermal Energy Centre of Excellence

The Queensland Geothermal Energy Centre of Excellence (QGECE) was established in 2009 by a Queensland State Government grant to assist the uptake of geothermal power generation through research under the following program headings:

(a) Heat Source Discovery and Characterisation

(b) Power Conversion

(c) Air-Cooled Condensers (ACC)

(d) Transmission

Although the centre’s focus has been on geothermal power, the unique capabilities developed in the above programs have also attracted attention from other renewable power generation sectors as these capabilities can be applied in areas such as solar thermal power and waste heat utilisation.

The Centre is part of the School of Mechanical and Mining Engineering but works closely with the Schools of Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Earth Sciences.