Ultra Deep Geothermal Energy (UDG)
Planet Earth itself is one giant power plant with a core temperature of approximately 6,000°C. Our logical solution simply consists in finding a responsible method for tapping just a little bit into this vast source of energy (see illustration).
How do we do it?
Availing ourselves of the latest state-of-the-art technology, we drill down to a maximum depth of 10km, into stable hot-rock formations in the Earth’s crust, where temperatures can reach approximately 350°C.
- We operate a fully closed and fully controlled system;
- There is no extraction from underground thermal aquifers;
- We are the first to drill multiple geothermal production tubes from a single drilling shaft (see illustration);
- We go all the way down to 10,000m, so as to access the desired temperature of 350°C;
- Our output capacity is much larger than is currently customary. With a maximum of 20 production tubes per drilling shaft, a single UDG power plant can generate up to 200MW of electricity p/h (enough for approximately 318.500 households, with an average annual electricity consumption of 5,000 kWh).