January 10th 2015
Deep geothermal energy in the Cheshire Basin, away from the granite targets of the south west (or any volcano), has excellent potential for power generation and low-level heat for direct use. In early 2014, Cheshire East Council was awarded £200,000 for geothermal exploration. Boreholes up to 5km deep will be drilled near Crewe to access hot water at around 100 degrees Celsius beneath the Cheshire Basin. The water could then be extracted and the steam used to drive turbines for electricity generation.
Professor Peter Styles from Keele University will tell us about the science and technology behind the proposal.
Time: 6.30pm at the Vale Inn as usual. All welcome, no charge. Arrive early to get a good seat.