Geothermal Intelligence

Designing world changing commercial solutions from science.

photo credit: ALLY MACFARLANE

About Us

Our mission is to change existing thinking and inspire others to use STEAM (Science Engineering Arts and Mathematics) so that they can solve the worlds most pressing problems.

With a focus on advancing knowledge, providing expert guidance, and fostering innovation, we are committed to realizing a greener and more sustainable future.

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What We Do

We do cool stuff with great people for the good of the world.
We translate the science and create real-world applications for your business.


Upflow brings geothermal science into the real world. Our experts build the solutions you need to do things better, faster, and smarter.
We take on the challenging research and development tasks so that you don't have to. You can rely on us to deliver the science, allowing you to focus on other important aspects of your work.


Upflow serves clients globally, providing comprehensive project management services that enable businesses to focus on their core operations.
We specialize in solving complex problems and delivering practical solutions that meet your unique needs.
Our team of experts ensure that the scientific solutions we provide make sense and have a positive impact on your business.
You no longer have to worry about losing sleep over R&D, as we are here to provide you with the support you need.


We understand that scientists and engineers are passionate about their work, which is why we strive to connect them with projects that ignite their curiosity.
Our team are highly skilled and knowledgeable in their respective fields. We are well connected and engaged within the global geothermal community.
We are committed to delivering practical solutions that meet your unique needs and exceed your expectations.

We're Thinking About: Flexible Geothermal

In New Zealand, geothermal resources are rarely a limiting factor, and the underlying economics bias is towards full utilisation of the capital-intensive plants and wells. This means that all geothermal in New Zealand has so far run as base load, supplying 18% of the total electricity production in the last calendar year.

But what if geothermal supply could be flexible? As the change in energy mix and a projected growth in demand pose significant challenges for national energy system management, what conditions need to be present to incentivise a varied output from NZ geothermal power plants? What is the role of batteries, thermal energy storage and co-production of fuels, chemicals, and other value-adding products at geothermal sites to support an alternative utilisation path for renewable electricity?

That’s what’s on our minds at the moment. Read this paper for more.

Sustainable Development Goals

At Upflow, we are dedicated to promoting the widespread adoption and intelligent utilization of the full spectrum of geothermal energy resources. This includes harnessing the potential of heat, fluids, gases, minerals, and microbes to develop practical, real-world solutions that align with the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

We firmly believe in operating in a manner that aligns with these goals and reflects our commitment to creating a more sustainable world. Our work is not only focused on achieving sustainable outcomes but also on how we operate and conduct our business.

We strive to be a model for sustainable business practices, demonstrating that it is possible to drive innovation and growth while also protecting our planet's future.