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Using Magma To Create Energy

Iceland is leading the way when it comes to using magma as an alternative source of fuel. In fact, they even came up with the first ever geothermal plant after accidentally drilling into magma back in 2009! Trace explains how this new power plant is changing how we heat our homes in hopes for a more sustainable future.

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“We depend on our cars to take us to work and get our children to school. We rely on our home heating systems to keep us warm in the winter. We take it for granted that we could easily switch on our computer, vacuum cleaner or oven.”

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World’s First “Magma-Enhanced Geothermal System Created in Iceland

“In 2009, a borehole drilled at Krafla, northeast Iceland, as part of the Icelandic Deep Drilling Project (IDDP), unexpectedly penetrated into magma (molten rock) at only 2100 meters depth, with a temperature of 900-1000 C.”

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“Wind is the movement of air from an area of high pressure to an area of low pressure.”



How Geothermal Energy Works

“Heat from the earth can be used as an energy source in many ways, from large and complex power stations to small and relatively simple pumping systems.”
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“Iceland is a pioneer in the use of geothermal energy for space heating.”

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