Friday, July 31, 2009

Mines Could Provide Geothermal Energy

ScienceDaily (July 31, 2009) — Mine shafts on the point of being closed down could be used to provide geothermal energy to local towns. This is the conclusion of two engineers from the University of Oviedo, whose research is being published in the journal Renewable Energy. The method they have developed makes it possible to estimate the amount of heat that a tunnel could potentially provide.

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