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Disruptive Drilling Technology To Help Geothermal Power The World

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Author: Elizabeth A. Thomson

Organizations: Quaise Energy

Quaise is working to that end. The company’s technique replaces the conventional drill bits that mechanically break up the rock with millimeter wave energy (cousins to the microwaves many of us cook with). Those millimeter waves (MMWs) literally melt then vaporize the rock to create ever deeper holes. The title of Houde’s WGC talk: “Rewriting the Limits for Deep Geothermal Drilling: Direct Energy Drilling Using Millimeter Wave Technology.”

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