Iceland Has Been Drilling Inside Of A Volcano To Get Clean Energy

iceland drills volcano energy

Thor is a drill that drills deep into the heart of a volcano. Thor is a rig that is drilled inside of a volcano that symbolizes Iceland‘s efforts to produce more powerful and cleaner energy.

Is drilling inside of a volcano an effective way of getting energy and can it cause a volcano eruption

The project could produce up to 10 times more energy than an existing gas or oil well. The rig is generating electricity from the heat that is stored in a volcano or volcanic areas. At this depth, engineers hope to access hot liquids under extreme pressure and at temperatures of 427 degrees C (800 F), creating steam that turns a turbine to generate clean electricity. Iceland decided to harness the power and heat that lies inside a volcano in a process known as geothermal energy this process dates from the 1970s. “We expect to get five to 10 times more energy and power from the rig than a conventional well today,” said Albert Albertson. Albert Albertson is an engineer at the Icelandic energy company HS Orka, involved in the drilling project.

Can drilling in a volcano make renewable energy and can it be done in every active volcano?

Scientists and the team working on the “Thor” drill project have two years to determine its success and the economic feasibility of the experiment, which is called the Iceland Deep Drilling Project.

iceland drills volcano energy

A Nordic island nation that filled with geysers with a fountain like eruption or water and steam. There are a lot of hot springs and breathtaking volcanoes, Iceland is currently the only country in the world with 100 percent renewable electricity. Iceland gets their energy from Geothermal forces, more than 25 % and the rest of the energy comes from hydroelectric dams.

Can Iceland make clean energy without making the volcano to erupt?

Iceland is so proud of itself because it’s all relying on clean and renewable energy. “it is far from meeting the international objectives in terms of reducing greenhouse gas emissions,” Norman said. The Institute of Economic Studies at the University of Iceland said in a February report that the country will not be able to abide by the COP21 climate change agreement signed in Paris in 2015. With the frequent landing of charter planes, coaches weaving through the interior of the country.

Quads and powerful 4×4 driving over the black lava landscape and hotels sprouting up in the capital, the growing volume of tourists is taking a lot of the environment of Iceland. Icelandic Environment Minister Bjork Olafsdottir said she hopes that her homeland will find the will to reach its COP21 goals. Iceland‘s long-term goal is to reduce the country’s dependence on hydrocarbons by having all cars run on electric power. Interesting Dir