‘Underground lightning’ among perils of drilling deepest hole on Earth to unlock limitless energy

US start-up plans on toppling Soviet record for deepest hole ever drilled to unlock huge amounts of geothermal power from Earth's core

Quaise plans to use a gyrotron, pictured, to vaporise rock as it drills deep into the Earth's crust.
Quaise plans to use a gyrotron, pictured, to vaporise rock as it drills deep into the Earth's crust.Foto: Quaise Energy
Published 10 May 2024, 09:19Updated 10 May 2024, 09:31