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Dutch Volcano To Produce Geothermal Energy

Artist impression of non-existing above-ground Dutch volcano.

Until recently the Dutch public was not aware of the fact that The Netherlands harbored a true volcano on it’s territory, or rather under its territory, at a depth of 2 km, which explains this seemingly remarkable geographical ignorance.

This could change though as plans have emerged to use geothermal energy from the volcano, at a temperature of 140 degrees Celcius, 30 dgrees more than usual at those depths, to provide energy for the nearby island of Terschelling.

According to the plan, Terschelling is to become independent of gas and electricity from the mainland by 2020.

zuidwalvulkaan[source] Location Zuidwal-volcano

[] – Geothermie Terschelling


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