Installation of heat main to supply Eden Project with geothermal heat completed

Installation of the 3.8km heat main which will supply Eden Project’s Biomes, new greenhouses and other buildings with renewable heat from our geothermal well has now been successfully completed. The new heat main consists of two 150mm (6”) steel pipes – a flow and a return – each encapsulated in a thick layer of insulation […]

Site operations update

We’ve now completed our well cleaning operation and much of the equipment used for that process is leaving site today. We will be carrying out an air-lift production test on Monday and Tuesday next week. There’s more information about production testing on our well testing page at Well testing – Eden Geothermal Towards the end […]

Eden Geothermal operations update

We’re planning some well cleaning operations at the geothermal site, and some further well testing, towards the end of August. In preparation, a large (40 tonne) vehicle will be arriving at the geothermal site with an abnormal load escort on August 22nd. The vehicle will follow the route previously used to mobilise our drilling rig, […]

We should be ambitious for UK geothermal heat production

Heat accounts for around 40% of UK energy consumption and is responsible for nearly a third of UK greenhouse gas emissions. So we’ll only achieve our commitment to net zero by 2050, and the UK’s interim target of a 78% cut in greenhouse gas emissions by 2035, if we decarbonise our heat supply. Geothermal heat […]

European Geothermal Energy Council outlines strong sector progress in 2021

The European Geothermal Energy Council (EGEC) has produced its annual Market Report, outlining the development of the European geothermal industry over the previous 12 months. EGEC said that the industry had emerged stronger from the pandemic, and noted some of the following sector highlights: The heating and cooling sector had accounted for more than half […]

Eden Geothermal engineer Chris on last leg of RB&I Yacht Race

Eden Geothermal engineer Chris Briggs has swapped his wellsite PPE for yachting gear to compete in the 2022 Round Britain and Ireland Yacht Race. Chris started his race on the trimaran ‘Morpheus’ – currently in first place (just!) in the multi-hull category and overall race leader – before jumping aboard the Open Class racing yacht […]

A behind-the-scenes tour of the Eden Geothermal drilling rig

If you’ve ever wondered what it was like behind the scenes on the drilling rig used on our geothermal well last year, now’s your chance to find out. Join Eden Geothermal Drilling Engineer Robbie Bilsland as he takes you on a beginners’ tour of MND’s Bentec 450 Eurorig, the 55m-high rig that temporarily took over […]

Enthusiasm and hard work bearing fruit in Bugle School’s wild garden

Last year we awarded an Eden Geothermal Community Fund grant to Bugle School, to help them transform their school field into an eco-friendly learning area. We’re so impressed by how much they’ve achieved since then, thanks to the enthusiasm and dedication of staff and pupils at the school. The grant has paid for the materials […]

Eden Geothermal Community Fund update – Trethurgy village playing field

Last year we supported nine community groups from Treverbyn, St Blaise, Carlyon and Luxulyan parishes with Eden Geothermal Community Fund grants to benefit projects in the local area. One of these groups was the Village Hall Committee from Trethurgy, a village right on our doorstep. They applied for just over £3,700 to provide new facilities […]

Phase 1 of injection testing now completed

We’ve now completed our first phase of injection testing and will be pausing to carry out further wireline logging. We’re planning some further injection and production tests at a later date and will post further information here and on social media channels when details are confirmed. There’s more information about well testing at Well testing […]