Power to the People – a new film drilling deep into Cornwall’s energy future

The latest film by award-winning charity Cornwall Climate Care, looking at the crucial issue of Cornwall’s energy future, is launching with a series of public screenings from late April.  Power to the People, presented by Cornish surfer and geologist Lucy Cotton, explores the exciting opportunities, huge challenges and frustrating problems facing us in our efforts […]

Eden Geothermal nominated for Fully Charged Awards 2023

Eden Geothermal has been nominated for Best Large-Scale Energy Project at the Fully Charged Awards 2023 in a category which includes projects from Norway, Finland, The Netherlands, Portugal, China and the UK. The Fully Charged Awards, will be taking place in Amsterdam on Friday 24th November 2023, where 15 highly-sought after awards from across the electric vehicle and clean […]

International award for Gus Grand and Eden Geothermal

Gus Grand and Eden Geothermal receive an international award for completing the Eden Project deep geothermal heat system, the first in the UK in 37 years. Nominated by the industry, we have been given the PIVOT2023 “Five on Fire” award for pushing the boundaries of what is possible in geothermal energy over the past year. PIVOT2023 is […]

The heat is on

A landmark moment for renewable energy took place at the Eden Project in Cornwall today, Monday June 19, 2023, as the UK’s first operating deep geothermal heating plant since 1986 was opened and is now generating heat. The process of drilling deep into the granite at the home of the world-renowned Biomes in Cornwall was […]

Huge increase forecast in European geothermal heating capacity and investment

Independent energy research and business intelligence company Rystad Energy has forecast a huge increase in the European geothermal heating market in the coming years, “as governments scramble to find an affordable alternative to expensive gas-fired heating”. Total installed capacity is projected to surpass 6.2 gigawatt thermal (GWt) in 2030, a 58% increase from the current […]

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 […]

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: Summarising, EGEC Secretary General Philippe Dumas said that 2021 had shown […]

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 […]