Wednesday, July 5, 2017

United Kingdom: Research in Harnessing Geothermal Energy from Abandoned Coal Mines

Exploring geothermal energy potential (Durham University)

Researchers at the University’s Durham Energy Institute (DEI) are exploring the Earth’s geothermal energy potential.

Led by the Centre for Research into Earth Energy Systems (CeREES), researchers are investigating how this potential can be harnessed to provide a low carbon, clean, non-intermittent energy source.

A potential source of heat and warmth for homes could come from the flood water found in abandoned coal mines.

Here, Dr Charlotte Adams, DEI member/Assistant Professor in the Department of Geography and Research Manager for the BritGeothermal Consortium, explains more about how research could help tap into this valuable resource.