Experts who have been looking for new energy sources from the wind and sun can now add volcanoes to the list.  This, according to an article in Popular Science, which reports how the country of Iceland is now in the midst of a geothermal energy project that will blow the top off of anything undertaken thus far.  According to the article, Icelandic engineers have drilled a two-mile deep hole into an active volcanic crater called Krafla.  The hope is that by drilling down so deep they can extract “supercritical” water, which is part liquid and part steam, whichthat can then be converted into electricity by building a power plant on top of the well. Time will tell whether this idea of getting energy directly from a volcano creates a global energy eruption. 

 

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