GreenJOBS Project focuses on…

Repurposing end-of-life underground coal mines by deploying emerging renewable energy and circular economy technologies to promote sustainable local economic growth and maximise the number of green, quality jobs.

Project aim


GreenJOBS aims to provide mining companies with two innovative business plans: a Virtual Power Plant where the energy produced will be sold to the grid or used to power electro-intensive industries or companies with constant energy consumption located close to mines, such as aluminium factories or green data centres; and a Green Hydrogen Plant where renewable hydrogen will be produced by electrolysis of mine water and electricity from renewable sources.

Our approach


GreenJOBS approach is premised on leveraging five competitive advantages of underground coal mines: (1) mine water for geothermal and green hydrogen; (2) connections to the grid that can be adapted to inject the electricity produced; (3) large waste heap areas for installing photovoltaic/wind; (4) deep infrastructure suitable for unconventional pumped hydro storage using dense fluids; and (5) fine coal waste for recycling into dense fluids, soil substitutes for restoration and rare earths..