Iceland is Using Extreme Tech to Harvest Clean Energy From Volcanoes

While this drilling project is experimental, it could potentially produce 10 times more energy than conventional fossil fuels. Geothermal energy comes from the Earth, and since the team is digging in volcanic areas, it’s abundant. These areas, when accessed with a drill like Thor, contain extremely hot (427 degrees C), pressurized liquids that give off enough steam to turn a turbine, which then generates clean electricity. This project, the Iceland Deep Drilling Project (IDDP) has been given two years to demonstrate how successful and economically viable it can be. Iceland currently runs on 100% renewable energy, approximately 25% geothermal and 75% hydroelectric, making the country a global leader in the fight against climate change. (Futurism)



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