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Iceland sits on a geological hot spot straddling the mid-Atlantic ridge a growing boundary between two of the Earth's tectonic plates. This means that in Iceland the magma molten rock beneath the Earth's crust is close to the surface. This provides a plentiful supply of geothermal energy as well as a natural laboratory for studying high-temperature liquids at drillable depths.

Now researchers are preparing to drill deeper than ever before. They will study supercritical fluids materials that have properties of both liquids and gases. How will this improve Iceland's power production? What are the risks and benefits compared with other energy sources in Iceland? Will they trigger volcanic eruptions?

Join us to hear why scientists believe it is worth risking temperatures of 600 degrees Celsius and over US$4 million to reach this energy source.
Gudmundur Omar Fridleifsson, Iceland GeoSurvey
Steinunn S. Jakobsdottir, Icelandic Meteorological Office
Helgi Petursson, Reykjavik Energy
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This event is free but places must be booked by calling 020 7942 4040 or by emailing [email protected]. All events are open to anyone aged 18 or over.

Arrive early to enjoy a wide variety of delicious food and drink in our air-conditioned d.cafe, or make use of our free Internet access in the d.lounge.

Added by oneoffmanmental on February 8, 2006

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