Monday, June 4, 2018

United Kingdom: BGS Field Trip Observes Progress at United Downs Geothermal Project Site

CHPM2030 fieldtrip in Cornwall (CHPM2030)

The British Geological Survey (BGS) organised a fieldtrip in Cornwall (UK) for the CHPM2030 partners to study the Cornubian granite province, its mineralisation history and geothermal potential. The fieldtrip started on the 22nd of May and ended on the 24th.

On the first day, partners visited the United Downs geothermal project site, co-funded by the European Regional Development Fund. A demonstration plant will be built with the aim of contributing to a low carbon energy future with the exploration of the deep geothermal resources of Cornwall. For this purpose, two deep wells will be drilled into the hot granite to test the technical and economic feasibility of generating electricity and supplying heat from geothermal resources.