Drill problems halt Australian hot dry rock geothermal project

September 2006
Advanced Materials & Processes;Sep2006, Vol. 164 Issue 9, p27
Academic Journal
The article reports that the construction of the world's first commercial geothermal plant based on hot dry rock (HDR) technology in Australia has temporarily stopped because of drilling problems, according to Geodynamics. According to the article, geothermal power plants are using existing underground reservoirs consisting of hot, fractured rock permeated by water or steam. The HDR technology has been hampered by the need to drill through high-temperature granite.


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