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Iceland's "Thor" volcano power plant can generate 10X more energy than oil or gas wells

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified May 08, 2017 01:04 AM
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by (Kristine Lofgren) last modified May 07, 2017

Tapping into geothermal energy is nothing new, but Iceland is taking things majorly next level by drilling nearly 3 miles down into a live volcano to tap boiling hot magma. The well is likely the hottest hole on the planet, reaching oozing magma that reaches 800 F. If the project - nicknamed Thor after the Norse god - is successful, it would mean clean energy for the country that is ten times more productive than conventional oil or gas wells.  





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