The participants of the Electric Marathon 2016 Lviv – Monte Carlo, while being in Larderello, visited local Geothermal Museum.
Geothermal energy is a very perspective alternative and renewable energy source. In Larderello, a city named after François de Larderel who contributed greatly to the study of geothermal energetics, there is located one of the world’s largest geothermal fields, which allows Italy to produce ca. 8% of the world’s geothermal energy supply.
Considering that the main idea of Electric Marathon is the development and popularisation of alternative and renewable energy sources, the Italian experience of geothermal projects implementation attracted great attention of the participants of the rally. Especially after the general partner of the Marathon, Burisma Corporation, became the first Ukrainian company that gained the status of a partner and a participant of the Italian network of geothermal energy RETE Geotermica. And at the beginning of the year Burisma Geothermal, subsidiary of Burisma Holdings, acquired one of the continent’s largest geothermal projects in Italy. Nowadays Larderello is the place where Burisma conducts researches of this perspective and “green” branch of energy.