Client: James Hutton Institute
Project Stages: Feasibility
Technology Type: Geothermal, District Heating
Project Type:  Local Energy System

Beginning in 2015, Scene have been working in close coordination with an industry leading agricultural institute – the James Hutton Institute. The JHI has a vision for Hartwood to become a potential model for a Scottish post-carbon farm.  This would be done through the development of renewable energy production alongside the continuing sustainable farming on the site.

As part of the Scottish Government's Geothermal Challenge Fund , the project won funding to undertake a feasibility assessment on mine water geothermal potential in the area around Hartwood Farm. The project team comprised Scene, Townrock Energy, Ramboll, Holymoor Consulting and British Geological Survey.

The project involved assessing and designing a range of geothermal production and district heat network distribution options. The first stage report was recently delivered to the Scottish Government.