Georesources

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.
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Continuing supply of hydrocarbons is necessary during the energy transition, supplying natural gas for production of blue hydrogen, and petrochemicals for production of materials.
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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.
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