This project assesses the ground source thermal potential of Kerdiffstown Landfill and investigates the viability of recovering the thermal energy for space heating.

Project Insights

  • €19,400

    Total Project Costs
  • 1 yr

    Project Duration
  • 2017

    Year Funded

Project Description

This project, led by Kildare County Council (KCC), will research the heat recovery potential within on-site wastes at Kerdiffstown Landfill. During ongoing environmental monitoring on-site, elevated ground temperatures were identified at particular locations. This research project will assess the ground source thermal potential within the main body of waste (40m deep) and investigate the viability of recovering thermal energy for space heating both on and off site through implementation of a field trial.

Project Details

Total Project Cost: €19,400

Funding Agency: SEAI

Year Funded: 2017

Lead Organisation: Kildare County Council

Partner Organisation(s): N/A

Kevin Motherway

Lead Researcher