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GEOTHERMAL

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The UK has abundant geothermal resources that can provide low carbon heating and cooling at a wide
range of scales from individual buildings to large heat networks.


Geothermal energy can play a significant role in reducing our dependency on fossil fuels, the transition
to a low carbon future and help the UK meet its target of Net Zero Carbon emissions by 2050

Geothermal is heat stored in the ground. It is a clean, natural, renewable and sustainable energy source.
It is a common misconception that the UK does not have geothermal resources but, in fact, they are
plentiful.


Shallow resources that can be harnessed using Ground Source Heat Pumps exist almost everywhere.
Moderate depth resources, between 500m and 2500m can be found in many places. Rock temperatures
between 30˚C and 100˚C make them suitable for direct heating applications.

Deep resources exist in some parts of the country, most notably in Cornwall and west Devon, where
abnormally high geothermal gradients make it

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Geothermal is one of the best options for producing low-carbon heat

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EDUCATION & OUTREACH

Geothermal resources coming soon, please see our videos page for some of our previous outreach

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Geothermal is one of the best options for providing low-carbon heat

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We have been involved in a number of educational outreach projects, from animation creation to informative films

If you are interested in shallower geothermal with lower temperatures please click the button below

Follow our Geothermal Twitter feed @GeoscienceGeot1

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TEAM

 
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Dr Tony Batchelor

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Lucy Cotton

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Peter Ledingham

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Madelaine Constance

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Jon Gutmanis

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Suzie Doe

BROCHURE

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TECHNICAL PAPERS

Recent Technical Papers

Geothermal Energy Use, Country Update for United Kingdom

Proceedings World Geothermal Congress, 2020

Geological Overview of the United Downs Deep Geothermal Power Project

Proceedings World Geothermal Congress, 2020

Education and community outreach at the United Downs Deep Geothermal Power Project

Proceedings World Geothermal Congress, 2020

Seismic Monitoring at the United Downs Deep Geothermal Power Project

Proceedings World Geothermal Congress, 2020

The United Downs Deep Geothermal Power Project

European Geothermal Congress, 2019

Although the papers below are from the hydrocarbons industry they illustrate the depth of our experience in fractured formations, many of which host geothermal resources

Hydrocarbon production from fractured basement formations

GeoScience Limited, 2015

Basement Reservoirs - A review of their geological and production characteristics

International Petroleum Technology Conference, 2009

Application of Pyrenean fractured carbonate outcrops for subsurface reservoir characterisation

77th EAGE Conference & Exhibition, 2015

Application of Pyrenean fractured carbonate outcrops for subsurface reservoir characterisation (slideshow)

AAPG Europe, 2015