News Digest Item
14 Sep 2017

New drilling technique could significantly cut geothermal energy costs

Focus Online

A new drill developed by the Technical University Bergakademie Freiberg in Saxony that crushes rocks with lightning flashes could lead to substantial cost cuts in geothermal energy generation, Focus Online reports. After ten years of testing, researchers successfully used the so-called “electric impulse technique” in a real borehole for the first time, saying it could make an important contribution to Germany’s energy transition, the article says.

Read the article in German here.

See the CLEW dossier New technologies for the Energiewende for more information.

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