This is an animated video explaining the origin of geothermal energy and showing how it can be extracted. It shows the distribution of deep, hot granites in Australia and the structures of the rocks in the Cooper Basin of South Australia. The closed loop, hot fractured rock (HFR) technique used by Geodynamics to extract energy from this basin is illustrated. The video explains that geothermal energy is renewable and emission-free.
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Science: ACSSU049; ACSSU219; ACSSU116; ACSHE083; ACSHE100; ACSHE120; ACSHE135
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