Eden Geothermal Ltd
Deep geothermal energy at the Eden Project in Cornwall
By harnessing geothermal energy from the rock beneath Cornwall, Eden Geothermal are aiming to supply enough decarbonised heat and renewable baseload electricity to meet the needs of the Eden Project and the equivalent of up to 7000 homes. This video looks at how we're doing it, and how geothermal can help the UK meet net zero carbon targets.
UDDGP project films
Geothermal Energy in Cornwall - UDDGP Project
We spoke to local business people about their thoughts on geothermal energy and in particular the United Downs Deep Geothermal Power project. We hear from University of Plymouth Professor Iain Stewart on geothermal energy and it's role in the renewable energy mix, and why Cornwall is leading the way. Video from SoundView Media.
Raspberry Shake launch event
UDDGP project geologist Lucy Cotton and Professor Iain Stewart from University of Plymouth delivered 3 seismic 'hubs' in 1 day to around 650 local students. The aim of the hub was to inspire GCSE students and to set up a local network of Raspberry Shakes to monitor seismic activity in Cornwall. This network allows the students to be involved in a real-time, local project and shows how important it is to monitor the seimic data for any sub-surface project. Video from SoundView Media.
UDDGP First Casing Run
As the United Downs Geothermal project gets underway, a month in, GEL ran the first set of casing on the first well. Also hear from the project geologist, Lucy Cotton about some of the geology that has been found so far and if the signs for exploration of geothermal resources are positive!
HRH The Princess Royal visits the UDDGP site - Geothermal Energy Drilling
On the 29th April 2019, HRH The Princess Royal attended a visit to the United Downs Deep Geothermal Power project site in Redruth. The visit was also attended by many people who have been involved in getting the project to where it is today, including members of local and national government, local parish councilors, University of Plymouth staff, students and teachers from 3 local schools and the teams from the drilling site.
Deep Geothermal Projects and Seismicity Explanation Narrated By Prof Iain Stewart
What is Geothermal Engineering? Cornwall case study #Geothermal #Renewables #Seismic #Cornwall #Geology #Drilling #Science #STEM #Energy @Profiainstewart @GELtd @uniteddownsgeo Harnessing geothermal energy from the hot rocks beneath Cornwall depends on circulating water through networks of natural fractures. The best fracture zones are found along ancient fault lines, such as the Porthtowan Fault Zone which is the target for the UDDGP project. One potential cause of public concern with geothermal energy is the possibility of triggering small earthquakes. This animation explains natural and induced seismicity. Cornwall is in a stable tectonic region so it doesn't get large earthquakes, but it does sometimes get small ones. About 600 have been recorded since monitoring began in the early 1980s, the largest of them being a magnitude 3.8 near Penzance in 1996. In August 2019, there was a magnitude 2.3 event near Helston. Although it was quite widely felt and heard, it was still a very small earthquake. The risk of damage or injury from Cornwall's seismicity is extremely low. Induced seismic events are the same as natural ones except that the trigger for the movement is human activity rather than a gradual build-up of geological pressure over time. In the case of geothermal projects, this can be caused by water pressure helping to unstick the rock along faults or small fractures. Follow the UDDGP project on Twitter @uniteddownsgeo Facebook uniteddownsgeothermal or Geothermal Engineering Twitter @GELtd Subscribe to Geothermal Engineering Ltd YouTube channel
Miss Molecules Geothermal Mission - Key Stage 2 Geothermal Energy explanation
This animation made by Studio Wallop is aimed at students in Key Stage 2, it looks at the environment, global warming and renewable energies. Follow Miss Molecule (a H2O water molecule) through the geothermal system at the United Downs Deep Geothermal Power project to learn how it works!