Iceland will produce energy from the heart of the volcano

Iceland decided to extract energy directly from a volcano, drilled the deepest geothermal well in the world. It is reported by edition Digital Journal.

Iceland 25% self-sufficient in energy from thermal sources, which it is rich.

The hole in the crater of the volcano are planning to drill 5 miles deep — twice as much as it is practiced today. Since the temperature at this depth reaches 500 degrees Celsius, and the pressure is very high, a so-called supercritical steam, the use of which, according to experts, will significantly increase the effectiveness of the project.

On a new project it is planned to obtain from 30 to 50 MW of capacity. For sarvani: well, with a depth of 2.5 km gives a power of 5 MW.

We will remind, in 2010 the eruption of the volcano under Icelandic glacier Eyjafjallajökull on many days paralyzed air traffic in the skies over much of Europe and turned into huge losses for airlines.




Iceland will produce energy from the heart of the volcano 24.01.2017

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