Feb 28, 2022

Next-generation geothermal tech will drill deeper than ever before

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“Aside from vastly expanding the geographic coverage of this energy source, the sheer feat of engineering involved deserves a mention. Until now, the deepest artificial point on Earth has been the Kola Superdeep Borehole in Russia. That Soviet-era project reached 12,262 metres (40,230 ft) below ground. Quaise would smash that record if achieving the full potential of 20,000 metres (65,600 ft).”…nology.htm

A new drilling technology able to reach depths of 20 km could enable geothermal power to be accessed almost anywhere in the world.

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