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...
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.
13 June 2017
Geothermal Engineering Ltd re-issue tender for drilling a geothermal heat well at Jubilee Pool, Penzance, Cornwall
The drilling tender for a geothermal well at the Jubilee Pool, Penzance, Cornwall, UK has been re-issued following an initial tender process in May. The well will provide heated water to a section of the Jubilee Pool.
5 June 2017
Geothermal Engineering Ltd launch Tender for micro-seismic monitoring system in Cornwall
To assist with the development of the United Downs Deep Geothermal project in Cornwall, Geothermal Engineering Ltd (GEL) has launched a Tender for a micro-seismic monitoring system. The work will include the design, installation, management and data interpretation of the system.
8 May 2017
Assistant project manager required for geothermal electricity project in Cornwall, UK
Geothermal Engineering Ltd (GEL) is seeking applicants for the position of Assistant Project Manager (APM), to be part of the project management team, based in GEL’s office in Falmouth.
6 March 2017
GEL launch drilling tender for the Jubilee Pool project, Penzance
GEL has issued the geothermal well drilling tender for the Jubilee Pool project near Penzance. The Jubilee Pool project is an exciting opportunity to showcase geothermal energy in Cornwall and the UK as a whole by providing hot water to an iconic art deco swimming pool.
1 February 2017
GEL appoints Wardell Armstrong LLP as planning consultant for the Jubilee Pool project, Penzance
GEL is pleased to announce that it has appointed Wardell Armstrong LLP to assist with the Planning Application for the Jubilee Pool geothermal well in Penzance.