Meet The Team
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's Graduate School of Business. David was a CPA with Deloitte Touche and has 30 years strategic consulting experience to large national and global corporations in North America and Europe as a Director of Edgar, Dunn & Company (10 years as Managing Director). He currently serves on the Board of Directors of a NASDAQ listed technology company and is also Chairman of the Advisory Board of a private bank headquartered in San Francisco.
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. His PhD thesis was on the transport and modelling of heat in fractured rocks.
He has worked primarily with Ove Arup and Partners Ltd, global consulting engineers, on geothermal energy systems ranging from individual systems to city-scale district heating networks and due diligence of geothermal electricity generation plants. This has included designing, testing and managing the installation of one of the first large-scale aquifer-based geothermal systems in the UK at the prestigious 1 Hyde Park development in London.
David Bridgland, Finance Director
David Bridgland studied Engineering at Cambridge and is a chartered accountant. David has over 18 years of business experience from privately owned and venture capital backed companies through to blue chip PLCs.
Concentrating on early-stage businesses with innovative technologies, he has helped raise funding, grown businesses organically and through acquisition,and achieved successful trade sale exits for investors.
Peter Ledingham, Director
Peter has 30 years experience in geothermal engineering, well testing, deep geological investigations and project management. Pete was the Geothermal Technical Co-ordinator for the EC and remains on the panel of experts appointed to scrutinise and evaluate proposals for EC funding. Peter worked on the Hot Dry Rock project in the UK and is a founder member of GeoScience where he currently also serves as Operations Director and Geothermal Manager.
Dr. Tony Batchelor, Chief Technical Advisor
Tony ran the original Hot Dry Rock geothermal energy research project in the UK that was in operation between 1976 and 1991. He has more than 30 years' experience in the industry and is recognised as a world expert on geothermal energy.
He has worked on geothermal energy projects around the world, including Japan, Turkey, Indonesia and the USA. Tony was a founder member of the International Geothermal Association and has served on the IGA Board.
He lectures on Geothermal Energy at the Universities of Cambridge and Exeter and is the author or contributor to more than 60 scientific papers and books on rock mechanics and geothermal energy.
In 2005 he was a member of the team for the MIT Study, 'The Future of Geothermal Energy' and in 2007 gave the 'Geothermal Energy, Present and Future' address to the 200th Anniversary Meeting of The Geological Society of London.
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).
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.