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Argentina's geological mining service Segemar plans to begin exploration operations for the Socompa volcanic geothermal project later this month, news agency Télam reports. The project is run by state-owned Salta province's energy and mining resources company.
The exploration aims to identify high potential prospects and consider the advantages geothermal resources have over other renewable sources for generating clean electricity.
For this task, a team of geochemists specialized in the analysis of geothermal fluids from the Italian Istituto di Geoscienze e Georisorse (IGG) will soon arrive in Argentina.
Last year, Segemar signed a scientific collaboration agreement with the IGG, which has specialized geochemistry laboratories for geothermal exploration.