An expert today claimed that Bangladesh can generate thousands megawatts of electricity using geothermal technology without burning conventional energy in power plants.
Addressing a press conference at National Press Club in the city, Member of International Geothermal Association (IGA), Mosarof Hossain Montu made this claim and demanded investing climate change funds of the United Nations in generation of power through geothermal technology in the country.
The resources of geothermal energy are collected from the shallow ground and hot water, and hot rocks, which are found a few miles beneath the earth’s surface, he said and added that at least 24 developing and developed countries are now generating power in geothermal way.
Referring to various international survey reports, Mosarof, also founder of Soft Switch Technology in Bangladesh, said the country has huge potentials for geothermal technology.
He called upon the government to use the UN funds for this purpose.
He said generation of 70,000 MW electricity from geothermal technology is possible in the country by 2050.
He sought cooperation of Bangladesh government in this regard and said that he had approached Asian Development Bank but did not get any significant response.
Bangladesh-Malaysia Chamber of Commerce President Moazzem Hossain was present at the press conference.