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Drilling for Geothermal energy at Louisa Centre Stanley

The department of Earth Sciences is the lead on the large, interdisciplinary research project entitled “The Geothermal Energy from Mines and Solar-Geothermal heat (GEMS)”, which will explore the geological, engineering, social, and economical aspects of extracting geothermal heat from water in abandoned coal mines.

The project is funded by EPSRC and NERC, and will be operating in collaboration with the departments of Engineering and Anthropology, the Business School, and the British Geological Survey.

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