Date: May 2015 – Feb 2017
Location: Fife, Scotland
Client: Third and Public Sector
The University of St Andrews are developing the derelict Guardbridge paper mill site into a low-carbon and sustainability innovation centre. This includes a £25m investment in a 6.5MW biomass heat centre and district heating network to provide heat to the North Haugh campus.
TRE and partners carried out a detailed feasibility study examining the integration of a hot sedimentary aquifer resource into the existing biomass heat network. The study evaluated the viability of producing 35°C water from 1000m depth, modelled the geology and scoped three conceptual well designs. These were further refined following completion of a seismic survey. The proposed system design was shown to be a profitable way of providing very low carbon heat to the site.
The report, funded by the Scottish Governments Geothermal Energy Challenge Fund, can be viewed and downloaded in full here http://www.gov.scot/Publications/2016/03/3520.