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Efficient large-scale power generation from geothermal and other low-grade heat sources has become a reality with the release of a revolutionary new technology.
John Lucas is a man who likes to get his hands dirty. An Associate Professor in Chemical Engineering at the University of Newcastle, Lucas also sits on the Board of Innova Soil Technology, a company he founded which remediates contaminated soil.
Almost 20 years ago, an ambitious idea sparked between two engineers in an office overlooking the towering gum trees of the University of Newcastle campus. The idea turned to talk; talk turned to action; and very soon, that same idea will be turning on the lights in remote villages of North-Western China.