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The Earth’s subsurface contains many natural geological resources that are invaluable to the energy transition: geothermal water that can be used both for sustainable heating and electricity generation; mineral resources, such as rare earth elements (REEs), that are essential materials for turbines, batteries, motors, and solar cells; and hydrocarbons that are still needed as we go through the energy transition. Expertise at Leeds is enabling sustainable use of these vital resources.


The subsurface provides a natural source of heat, that can be used both for direct use of heating or generation of electricity.

Subsurface characterisation

Characterisation of the subsurface is critical to energy production and transition technologies.


Sustainable supply of rare earth elements is key in providing the raw materials for all sorts of green technology from wind turbines to electric car batteries, motors and solar panels.