Horsens aims to become knowledge centre in geothermal energy  

Horsens School of Engineering in Jutland will establish its own special geothermal energy plant, which will be installed vertically in a bore hole rather than in a horizontal plane
At the beginning of October, Horsens School of Engineering in Jutland will establish its own special geothermal energy plant with the assistance of Franck Geoteknik and consulting engineers Rambøll, writes Erhvervsbladet. The special feature is that unlike conventional installations, which have hundreds of meters of piping buried in a horizontal plane over a large area, this one will be placed in a vertically drilled bore hole and so doesn't depend on land area availability.
Project leader Lotte Thøgersen at the School of Engineering told Erhvervsbladet: "A vertical geothermal plant going several hundred metres deep could be the energy source of the future for industrial companies, hotels, office blocks and large apartment buildings. It can also be used for cooling and could save up to 70% on the operation costs of a conventional air conditioning plant."
Horsens School of Engineering is building the geothermal plant on a big scale so that it can be used for research and optimisation purposes in collaboration with companies.
"Our ambition is to become Denmark's knowledge centre in geothermal energy. We already have key competences in geotechnology and environment, and we also attract students from overseas," says Lotte Thøgersen, who adds that the new vertical geothermal installation will increase their knowledge even further.

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