The Ministry of Energy and Minerals (Geological Survey of Tanzania and Energy Department) and the Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources (BGR) of Germany, initiated a project with the title “Geothermal as an Alternative Source of Energy for Tanzania” which started in June 2006. The objective of the project is to evaluate the geothermal potential of Tanzania in order to promote the use of geothermal energy.

The challenge of the project is to locate geothermal reservoirs by integrating geophysical, geochemical and geological techniques.