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Extraordinary achievement award for pioneer of deep geothermal energy Roy Baria

Pioneer of deep geothermal energy Roy Baria has been awarded this year’s ‘Patricius Medal’ at the European Geothermal Congress in Berlin. The award recognises Roy’s “extraordinary achievements in the field of deep geothermal energy worldwide” during a career spanning more than 40 years and several continents. Roy joined Camborne School of Mines’ ‘Hot Rocks’ project […]

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 […]

FibreLine Intervention (FLI) used in a new context at Eden Geothermal

We’re delighted to have been working with Well-SENSE recently on the novel application of FLI (Fibre Line Intervention) technology in our geothermal well. An innovative approach in a geothermal setting, the FLI has generated enormous quantities of data that complement our existing Wireline pressure and temperature datasets and that will help us better understand the […]

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: 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 […]

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 […]