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Eden Geothermal hotting up as drilling goes past halfway mark

The pioneering Eden Geothermal energy project is now more than halfway towards its target depth of 4.5 kilometres.  Drilling into the granite at the home of the world-famous Biomes near St Austell in Cornwall began in mid-May this year and is making great progress.  The midway mark of 2.25 kilometres has been successfully surpassed and […]


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Community projects benefit from Eden Geothermal grants

Nine groups based near the Eden Project have been awarded grants from the Eden Geothermal Community Fund for projects that benefit local people and improve the environment or community facilities. The £20,000 fund was launched in November last year, with applications received for a wide variety of projects across Treverbyn, Carlyon, St Blaise and Luxulyan […]

COP26 President Alok Sharma declares full steam ahead for Eden’s ground-breaking hot rocks project

The President-Designate of COP26, Alok Sharma, visited the Eden Geothermal site on Wednesday (19 May) to mark the start of drilling at the pioneering project. Mr Sharma, who leads preparations for the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference in Glasgow this November, saw in place the 450-tonne capacity, 55-metre high rig drilling 4.5 kilometres into […]

Groundworks complete and drilling to start soon at Eden Geothermal

Groundworks complete and drilling soon to start at Eden’s deep geothermal heat and power project Working with the Government as part of UK National Infrastructure Strategy to deliver clean green energy Technology being installed at home of world-famous Biomes could one day supply one-fifth of UK electricity After a year of intense activity, deep drilling […]

Work starts on site at Eden’s pioneering geothermal heat and power plant

Visitors and neighbours will soon be able to watch the project take shape from a special viewing area New £20,000 Eden Geothermal Community Fund launched Drilling 4.5km into hot rocks beneath Eden is now due to begin in early 2021 Work is about to begin on preparing the ground for Eden’s pioneering geothermal heat and […]

Steady as she goes: Eden Geothermal and the covid-19 crisis

Eden Geothermal is in a more fortunate position than many businesses at this difficult time. While the pandemic has made working life more challenging, the project is in its preparation stages, so work has continued without interruption, and we’re moving ahead steadily. Download our latest press release here, in which we set out how the […]

Green light for Eden’s £16.8 million hot rocks plan

Giant leap for renewable energy as EU and Cornwall Council fund ground-breaking geothermal project First well to be sunk 4.5km deep into granite crust beneath former clay quarry Drilling for clean energy starts at home of world-famous Biomes next summer – making ten-year dream come true The Eden Project and EGS Energy Limited announced today […]