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UK’s First National Centre Launched to Advance Geothermal Energy in the UK

The National Geothermal Centre (NGC) has been launched with funding from Durham University, Net Zero Technology Centre (NZTC), SHIFT Geothermal and The Reece Foundation. The NGC aims to accelerate the UK geothermal sector by stimulating and supporting research and innovation, transitioning and developing expertise, and driving the creation of a policy, regulation and investment framework […]

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 […]

Fully Charged Award Winner 2023

On Friday evening at the RAI Conference Centre in Amsterdam, Eden Geothermal was awarded the first ever Fully Charged Award at the 2023 award ceremony hosted by founder Robert Llewellyn and German stand-up comedian, Henning Wehn, We beat off international competition from projects in Norway, Finland, The Netherlands, Portugal, China and the UK, to win […]

Eden Geothermal nominated for Fully Charged Awards 2023

The Fully Charged Show has announced that voting is now open. Voting has opened today Thursday 9th November at 10am, remaining open for 7 days closing on Thursday 16th November at 10am. The online vote which is open only to Electric Vehicle drivers is expected to attract tens of thousands of participants from around the world. […]

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 […]

Thank you

We were very happy yesterday to welcome our funders, and partners to the official opening of the plant. Thank you for coming and thank you all for backing us. The official opening marked the start of supplying renewable heat to the Eden Project Biomes, Growing Point nursery and surrounding offices and buildings, with an onsite […]

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 […]

Two containers and a Christmas Tree

The final surface foot print for geothermal direct heat projects is seriously small: the smallest of any energy source. This picture shows our well head (known as a ‘Christmas Tree’ in drilling slang) and one of the containers that houses the heating system: the controller for the downhole pump. Another container has the filters and […]

Renewables in the garden of Eden

Our heating system for Eden Project, Biomes and new greenhouses is nearly ready to go, and the wildflowers around the heat main are looking good. During installation of the heat main to carry heat from the geothermal site to the Eden Project Energy Centre, hibernacula were created for pollinators, topsoil trenches were reinstated and seeded […]