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Bochum, Germany to extract geothermal heat from abandoned coal mines.

In Bochum, Germany, construction is underway for new buildings benefiting from geothermal heating and cooling sourced from abandoned coal mine shafts. The innovative project, set to be operational by 2027, aims to provide emissions-free heating and cooling for offices, research facilities, and university institutes. Zetcon, an international engineering firm, has embraced the concept, with its office near the drilling site. The initiative involves repurposing old tunnels filled with water from a coal mine shut down in 1958. The MARK 51°7 site, previously used by an Opel factory, has undergone transformation after the factory's demolition in 2014, showcasing a commitment to sustainabledevelopment.

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  • George Kariuki

    13 w

    Every step towards clean energy matters.

    • winnie nguru

      14 w

      What a beautiful way of turning waste land to useful land!

      • We Don't Have Time

        14 w

        Dear Princess Your climate love has received over 50 agrees! We have reached out to Germany by email and requested a response. I will keep you updated on any progress! To reach more people and increase the chance of a response, click the Share button above to share the review on your social accounts. For every new member that joins We Don't Have Time from your network, we will plant a tree and attribute it to you! /Adam, We Don't Have Time

        • Gorffly mokua

          14 w

          Great! This is a promising step towards repurposing abandoned coal mines for renewable energy and promoting sustainable development.💚💚

          • Munene Mugambi

            14 w

            Good to know old and out of use coal mines can still be of some use and add value to our lives

            • dickson mutai

              14 w

              An innovative approach, providing emissions-free heating and cooling, a great example for repurposing old industrial spaces

              • Princess

                14 w

                @dickson_mutai This is a clever and sustainable approach.

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