KUTh Energy planning on extending research in Tasmania
Tasmanian company "KUTh Exploration Pty Ltd is continuing to explore Tasmania’s geothermal energy potential.
As announced by the government of Tasmania in Australia, Tasmanian company “KUTh Exploration Pty Ltd is continuing to explore Tasmania’s geothermal energy potential. The Minister for Energy and Resources, David Llewellyn, said today that the company had applied for an exploration licence of almost 4000 square kilometres over the Central Plateau.
“KUTh Exploration already holds exploration licences in Tasmania to assess the potential for geothermal energy,” Mr Llewellyn said. “The company has been conducting a program of drilling holes 250 metres deep to measure the rock temperature and properties, in order to measure the heat flowing out of the earth.
“So far the work has been to the east of the licence application area and results have been promising. The company wishes to extend the drilling program into this new area …” and “to undertake a geochemical sampling program which, if successful, may lead to a seismic survey and possibly future drilling.”
KUTh Energy has also applied for geothermal explorations in Fiji and Vanuatu in the Pacific region.