Direct and Indirect Usage
One of the main strengths of the Icelandic geothermal cluster is how diversely the geothermal heat in Iceland is utilized. Compared with other countries that use geothermal energy, Iceland is among the leading countries in the utilization of geothermal energy for heating and aquaculture. Also, Iceland is one of the few countries in the world to exploit geothermal energy for drying and for snow melting.
The Blue Lagoon is one of the 25 Wonders of the World according to National Geographic. The company emphasizes on the renewable usage of the geothermal resource for healing, spa rejuvenation, and skin care. Blue Lagoon uses geothermal seawater and its active ingredients, minerals, silica and algae within its spas and skin care products.
Myvatn Naturebaths offers something for everyone. Despite its northerly location, the region enjoys a mild climate, and the long summer days, when darkness never comes, can be surprisingly warm. As summer merges into autumn, the landscape becomes a panoramic patchwork dotted with shades of gold and brown, while winter brings its own tapestry of snow, sparkling frosts, and frequent opportunities to enjoy the unforgettable Northern Lights.
geoSilica has developed a two-step production process. In the first step, the silica concentration in the separated geothermal water is increased many tenfold without changing the chemical composition of the water. In the second step, the geothermal water is gradually replaced by clean ground water from the area while keeping the silica concentration constant. The end product is highly pure silica in the form of extremely small silica particles in clean ground water. Absolutely no chemicals of any kind are used in the production.
geoSilica’s first product was released late 2014, a liquid silica supplement made from 100% natural silica. As of now, geoSilica has already started developing a new product in order to increase its product range.