Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Iceland: Community Needs Ideas On Direct Use of Geothermal Resource

Call for ideas on how to use hot stream in North Iceland (Iceland Monitor)

While drilling through Vaðlaheiði in the making of Vaðlaheiðagöng, North Iceland, the drill hit a vein of hot water in the mountain.

This happened three years ago, and ever since then a great amount of water has been streaming out the tunnel and into the sea.

Thinking that this hot water may be of some use, companies EIMUR, Íslensk verðbréf and Vaðlaheiðagöng hf. have started a competition of ideas on how to use it, according to RÚV and Vikudagur [links in Icelandic].

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