Hypersciences will fire objects at hypersonic speed to tunnel 10 times faster for oil, geothermal and Hyperloops

HyperSciences is using the power of extreme velocity to radically change the economics of industries and companies whose success hinges on the ability to break rock as fast as possible. RAMAC is a mature aerospace technology developed at the University of Washington that is capable of firing large mass objects in excess of 2 km/s or 4,500 mph.

* HyperDrill™ is Hypersciences oil and gas and geothermal drilling solution. With financial commitment by Shell Oil, they have developed a drilling solution that increases rate of penetration by up to 10x that of existing drilling technology.

HyperDrill for geothermal down to 7000 meters

Access and Scalable Silicon Thermoelectric generators (TEG) Plant
COTS Thermoelectric generators (TEG)
Temperature difference directly into electric power.
No complex turbines required

Every few seconds, they use a combustible mixture of air and diesel gases to fire a concrete projectile at over Mach 5. The projectile vaporizes cleanly at the rock face and breaks up the rock.

Silicone oil would be used to transfer geothermal heat.

They could drill down to 7000 meters (4.4 miles) in a few days.

The thermal energy in the uppermost six miles of the Earth’s crust amounts to 50,000 times the energy of all oil and gas resources in the world.

Hot dry rock resources occur at depths of 5 to 10 miles (8 to 16 kilometers) everywhere beneath the Earth’s surface, and at shallower depths in certain areas.

Geothermal plants emit minimal amounts of carbon dioxide. They emit 1000 to 2000 times less than coal or natural gas plants.

Hyperbreaker (Mining – Tunnel – Surface Infrastructure Applications)

Near-surface rock breaking solution for the infrastructure foundation and quarrying industries.
Compact footprint with high energy deposition.
Shown to be 75% lower cost and up to 2x faster than conventional drilling methods.
Can be integrated with existing equipment, such as excavators, and other low profile tracked machines.

Hyperbreaker ( Mining & Tunneling Applications )

Underground rock breaking solution for the mining and tunneling industries.
Compact footprint with high energy deposition.
Shown to be 35% lower cost and up to 2.5x faster than conventional drill and blast methods.
Provides remote control and eliminates need for explosives, increasing worker safety and performance.


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