Our planet is a huge source of energy. In fact 99.9% of the planet is at a temperature greater than 100 degrees Centigrade. Geothermal engineering intends to tap into this heat and, in so doing, aims to produce significant quantities of renewable electricity and heat. Contrary to current methods of generating power (oil, coal, nuclear), electricity from geothermal sources has low or no carbon emissions, no waste products, a minimal physical foot print on the earth and is renewable! At a time when fossil fuel reserves are rapidly being exhausted and concerns increase about global warming, Geothermal Engineering aims to act today to safeguard the planet for tomorrow by producing clean Heat and Power from the Earth.
Geothermal energy and the environment
Geothermal energy is good for the environment because it is a renewable source with a minimal footprint and produces low or zero emissions. Once a geothermal energy power plant has started, there is no need for fuel transportation to the site or waste removal from the site and there are no unsightly turbines, windmills or mirrors. In additional, geothermal power plants produce significant quantities of renewable heat. The use of renewable heat will be central to the UK government's policy on reducing CO2 emissions.
Geothermal energy (from the Greek roots geo, meaning earth, and thermos, meaning heat) is power extracted from heat that is stored in the earth. Literally, it is heat and power from the earth, as opposed to energy that comes from the sun, wind, water, or the burning of carbon based fuels.
In some places the natural groundwater, heated by this energy, finds its way to surface and emerges in hot springs or steam geysers, which have been used by humans for bathing and agriculture since pre-history. Geothermal energy has been used to provide heat for as long as people have been around to take advantage of it. It has always been, and will continue to be, a significant, clean, renewable energy resource. Many communities were established around geothermal sources (such as Bath in England).
Geothermal energy and Cornwall
Geothermal Engineering is bringing the most experienced geothermal engineers together with leading industry partners to develop the UK's first large-scale geothermal energy plant in Cornwall. Cornwall is well suited to the installation of the UK's first geothermal plant. The geothermal gradient (temperature increase with depth) is higher than other areas of the UK and the extensive Government sponsored research project undertaken from the mid-70s generated valuable data on the behaviour of the rocks at significant depths. The research project director was Tony Batchelor who is now Chief Technical Advisor to Geothermal Engineering Ltd.
Today, it takes the best talent and leading partners to make geothermal energy a realistic, viable alternative source of environmentally friendly power.
The professionals and partners behind Geothermal Engineering Ltd form one of the leading teams of geothermal experts in the world.
David Poe, Non Executive Chairman
David has an MBA from North Western University's Kellogg Graduate School of Management and a Certificate in Leadership in Professional Service Firms from Harvard University...
Ryan Law, Managing Director
The Founder and Managing Director of Geothermal Engineering, Ryan has 10 years of geothermal energy experience. He has a degree in Geology from Oxford University and a Masters in Hydrogeology...
4 October 2017
Geothermal Engineering Ltd launch Tender for the construction of a drill site at the United Downs project, Cornwall UK
Geothermal Engineering Ltd (GEL) has launched a Tender for the design and construction of a drill site in preparation for the drilling of two deep geothermal wells at the United Downs Deep Geothermal Power project located near Redruth in Cornwall.
2 October 2017
Geothermal Engineering Ltd launch Tender for Integrated Drilling Services at the United Downs project, Cornwall UK
Geothermal Engineering Ltd (GEL) has launched a Tender for the supply of an integrated drilling services package for two deep geothermal wells. The wells will be directional to a vertical depth of 2,500m and 4,500m in a hard rock environment.
25 September 2017
Geothermal Engineering Ltd issues Tender for a deep drilling rig at the United Downs project, Cornwall UK
Geothermal Engineering Ltd (GEL) has launched a Tender for the provision, management and maintenance of a suitable drilling unit to drill two geothermal wells in a hard rock environment.
11 September 2017
Geothermal Engineering Ltd issues Invitations to Tender for the supply of drill bits and casing to the United Downs Deep Geothermal Power project.
Geothermal Engineering Ltd (GEL) has issued Invitations to Tender for the supply of drill bits and casing for the drilling and completion of two deep wells at the United Downs Deep Geothermal Project in Cornwall.
28 August 2017
Geothermal Engineering Ltd launch Expression of Interest for a power plant provider at the United Downs project, UK
Geothermal Engineering Ltd (GEL) has launched an Expression of Interest for the supply and installation of a power plant at the United Downs Deep Geothermal Project in Cornwall.
21 August 2017
Geothermal Engineering Ltd launch Tender for drilling management services for the United Downs project.
To assist with the drilling phase of the United Downs Deep Geothermal project in Cornwall, Geothermal Engineering Ltd (GEL) has launched a Tender for drilling management services.