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Iceland taps Magma power to generate Geothermal energy

Iceland is reportedly making use of Thor’s hammer to harness the power of Magma. According to sources, the drilling rig has been started on a 3-mile hole to harvest geothermal energy using Thor’s hammer. Scientifically, Iceland depends on geothermal technology for 65 percent of its energy. Meanwhile, one group is actively making use of ‘Thor’ to cultivate increased power source.

There are reports that Iceland Deep Drilling Project’s rig is drilling three miles into old lava flows of Reykjanes. According to sources, this is being done with the hope of producing the hottest hole in the world with temperatures ranging from 752° F and 1832° F.

If this technology is successfully implemented, this could lead to a revolution in the eco-friendly energy efficiency of high-temperature geothermal areas worldwide. Responding to media, Albert Albertsson, assistant director of HS Orka disclosed that people have drilled into hard rock at this depth, but never before into a fluid system like this.

The team had discovered a magma reservoir after drilling 1.25 miles below the surface in 2009. This has resulted in the most geothermal well in the recent times. However, scientists are planning to produce results in such a way that it can be consumed on a larger scale.

If you look at the regular geothermal systems, they are well-established technology in which holes are drilled into a hot region below the surface of the earth. Furthermore, rocks will make water get hot and also to produce steam like effect. When the steam erupts, it is purified using latest technological methods. After that, they are used to drive turbines, which powers electric generators.

According to researchers, there will be a presence of natural underwater in the hot rocks. Moreover, the plant operators will be required to drill several holes and pump water into them.