Geothermal energy is the only renewable source of clean and baseload energy, available 24/7/365. It works regardless of weather conditions or the day-night cycle.
The hot core of the Earth is the biggest, accessible and most sustainable “battery” known to man. It is a constant and predictable source of “free” energy, that will last for 6 billion years.
It is as reachable as Mont Blancs peak (up to 5 km) for people on 3% of the Earth’s surface. It is closer than the Pacific Oceans’ Mariana Trench base (up to 10 km) for people in over 70% of the most populated areas on the planet.
It is so clean and compact that geothermal power plant could be built nearby cities. However, the huge potential of geothermal is yet to be realised compared to other less reliable sources of renewable energy.
The cheapest energy nearby 10 kilometres deep geothermal energy enabled by PLASMABIT® technology
Our ambition to enable access to geothermal energy anywhere in the world, at any time and for everyone was the reason for creating GA Drilling in 2008. We are the first and only company in the world developing technology for deep geothermal drilling. We have developed a unique high-powered rotating plasma arc, named PLASMABIT® for drilling hard rock.
PLASMABIT ® Drilling
PLASMABIT® technology utilises a high-powered rotating plasma arc to disintegrate any material including hard rock without any physical contact. This has significant advantages compared to conventional deep drilling technologies.
Today deep-drilling is slow and extremely expensive. The cost rises exponentially with each drilled meter because of the physical contact of the drill bit with a rock. This causes high mechanical wear. PLASMABIT® technology is able to drill through any substance multiple times faster, reaching its peak performance in hard rocks in great depths.
Our drilling bit has no moving parts, so there is virtually no wear and tear. Its performance is under real-time control from the surface. And most importantly is compatible with existing infrastructure. Compared to conventional methods this technology will deliver a step-change in time and cost savings. It is safe to operate and environmentally sound, requiring significantly less consumable materials and lubricants.
The first product for the Oil Industry is going to be brought to the market after a successful field trial in 2020.
Geothermal Energy Cascade
Energy from an ultra-deep geothermal well is sufficient for the effective production of electricity and direct heat. Both are useful for lighting, heating or cooling in residential areas, industrial production, drying, food processing, fish farming and vegetable growth. Geothermal energy releases vast low cost opportunities to warm homes, grow crops in cooler climates and it enables the sustainable development of industry and community life. All without any negative influence on climate and still economically feasible and safe.
Operation of a geothermal plant is clean without emissions and noise. It runs practically completely under the surface and can be located in communities to maximise efficiency and the use of local resources with continual 24/7 production.
The heat from geothermal resource can desalinate sea water meaning lower cost potable water in regions with “water poverty”.
Geothermal electricity and direct heat can enable effective hydrogen production, the cleanest fuel for the transport of future, as well as for heating.
Geothermal energy means safety, sustainability and a better quality of life.
GA Drilling has welcomed the interest, support and collaboration of key industry partners to move forward the R&D and commercialisation of PLASMABIT®. We continue to seek like-minded organisations and individuals to join our exciting and game changing programme of work. For more details, please, contact us.