Phase One of the Eden Geothermal Project is an industrial research project. On this page you can find out more about the research being carried out at our site by our delivery partner Camborne School of Mines (part of the University of Exeter’s College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences).
Academic research projects
Estimation of geothermal resource in place within a deep fault system
This research will develop new theoretical models designed to predict the geothermal resource in place, a critical aspect in the design of an engineered geothermal system, and will test these with reference to data obtained during drilling at Eden Geothermal.
Geological controls on heat production and the evolution of fracture systems
Using data obtained during drilling in the southern St Austell Granite at the Eden site, this project will generate knowledge and understanding of two aspects of geology which are critical to the successful exploitation of deep geothermal energy across SW England.