Drilling into a volcano
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Drilling into a volcano

Scientists in Iceland are working on a project to harness the immense energy of a volcano to provide power for tens of thousands of homes.

They have drilled to a depth of nearly three miles (4.8km), where temperatures reach 500 degrees Celsius and they plan to access a vast subterranean reservoir.

Rebecca Morelle explains how they will achieve this.

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  • 15 Dec 2016