Join Dr Charlotte Adams from The Coal Authority as she discusses the opportunity for innovation with mine water heat.
The UK has over 23,000 disused coal mines formed following the extraction of 17 billion tonnes of coal over the past two centuries. The coal has long since been mined, traded and burned yet the voids that remain following its removal offer many opportunities for supplying resources.
No longer viewed as a liability, the disused mining infrastructure is now seen as an asset of strategic national importance that could help to decarbonise heat demands whilst offering a host of other opportunities.
This presentation will outline some of the work being undertaken by the Innovation Team at The Coal Authority with a particular focus on the mine water heat opportunities in north east England. The Coal Authority also works closely with the British Geological Survey, Durham University Durham Energy Institute, the North East Local Enterprise Partnership and many other partners on developing this innovative approach.
Dr Charlotte Adams is the Principal R&D Manager for Mine Water Heat at The Coal Authority. She is a geologist/hydrogeologist by training and gained her PhD from Newcastle University in 1999. Charlotte was working in industry and academia before joining the Coal Authority in 2020, she remains an advisor to Durham University Energy Institute. Charlotte was working in industry and academia before joining the Coal Authority in 2020, she remains an advisor to Durham University Energy Institute. Charlotte was awarded the Aberconway Medal from the Geological Society of London in 2018 which recognises distinction in the practice of applied or economic geoscience with special reference to work in industry and her work has recently featured on BBC The One Show and Countryfile.
This online talk is free to attend and is part of the SeaScapes ‘Reading the Rocks’ project by the University of Durham and funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund
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This talk will be held online.