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Webinar – HotScot/ geothermal mine water research in Scotland, Sept. 14, 2020

South across Glasgow, Scotland/ UK (source: flickr/ stressedtechy, creative commons)
Alexander Richter 9 Sep 2020

What a name ... the HotScot project, a planned project seeking to develop at least three new mine-water geothermal heating/cooling/thermal energy storage sites in Scotland. September 14, 2020.

Scottish Enterprise, Scottish a non-departmental public body of the Scottish Government encouraging economic development, enterprise, innovation and investment in business invites to this Webinar introducing the HotScot project.

  • Time and date: Mon, Sep 14, 2020 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM UTC

This webinar will provide an overview of the HotScot proposal for Strength in Places funding.

Researchers at the University of Strathclyde have won early stage funding to develop plans to tap into the geothermal energy contained within disused, flooded coal mines in Scotland.

The HotScot project is one of 17 shortlisted submissions across the UK chosen by the UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) Strength in Places Fund to develop a full-stage bid that could lead to significant economic growth.

The consortium behind the project will submit their bid to UKRI in late 2020, with four to eight of the strongest bids set to receive between GBP 10m and GBP 50m each to carry out their proposals.

If successful, the HotScot consortium will develop at least three new mine-water geothermal heating/cooling/thermal energy storage sites in the Central Belt.

The consortium will deliver research and development to de-risk the technologies and support Scottish industry to build such sites across the UK and globally.

The GBP 21 million investment in these sites, in tandem with GBP 16 million research and innovation activities, will demonstrate the commercial potential to private sector investors of low-cost, low-emissions heating, cooling and heat storage for communities and businesses.

Development of mine-water geothermal across Scotland could deliver economic growth equivalent to GBP 303 million and around 9,800 jobs.

The consortium is being led by Professor Zoe Shipton, from the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, and includes Glasgow, Heriot-Watt and Stirling universities, British Geological Survey, Coal Authority, Community Energy Scotland, ENGIE, Envirocentre, Ramboll, Scottish Enterprise, SSE Enterprise, Synaptec, Synergie Environ, and TownRock Energy.

Source: Webinar website/ Registration