Images of Research: Adapting to advance

Unearthing the power beneath your feet

Category: Green recovery

A researcher crouching on the grass testing the ground with a researcher standing watching

Could the discarded remnants of fossil fuel excavation now provide the answer to clean energy? Here, researchers are reading gas probe data prior to sampling and analysing water samples from disused, flooded coal mines, trying to determine those across Scotland with the greatest geothermal energy potential. As a low-carbon heating alternative for most building types, from housing to factories, this work has great potential to help us reach our net zero targets.

Entrant: David Walls , Civil And Environmental Engineering

Copyright: Michael Schiltz

Funding: EPSRC funded PhDship, Drilling and research project funded by the following Energy Technology Partnership, EPSRC IAA fund

Collaborators: Michael Schiltz, Sean Watson, Simon Walls


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