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9th January 2012

posted 2 Jan 2012, 12:11 by CafeSci Penwith
Hi everyone & a Happy New Year!

We are starting our cafe sci meetings next week on Monday 9th January 2012.
We will meet from 7pm for a 7:30pm start in the Union Hotel, Chapel Street, Penzance.
The talk is...

Geothermal energy    -  the options
Our speaker, Robert Pine was the head of Camborne School of Mines (2002-2008) and saw the transition of CSM from Pool to Tremough during this period, including the start-up of the Renewable Energy group and degree programme.   Prior to joining CSM in 1985 he worked for 4 years on the "Hot Rocks" project near Penryn.  He is a civil engineer with a broad range of interests in civil and mining engineering.  He is now semi-retired and continues to lecture at CSM.
He will give a broad introduction of the available options for geothermal energy use, including: natural geothermal systems (e.g. Iceland),  heating and cooling using ground source heat pumps (e.g. anywhere, including Cornwall) and enhanced geothermal systems / hot dry rock (e.g. hot granites such as in Cornwall). 

Hope to see you there!