2-mile borehole to reveal viability of campus’ geothermal future

Cornell is one step closer to determining the feasibility of using deep geothermal energy to heat the Ithaca campus. Drilling for the Cornell University Borehole Observatory (CUBO) began June 21 and is expected to last about two months. The borehole, located on a Cornell-owned gravel parking lot near Palm Road, will be subjected to a … Read more

Cornell Begins 2-Mile Drilling Project on Borehole Observatory

Starting the week of June 13, Cornell University will begin drilling on the Cornell University Borehole Observatory, located near Palm Road in Ithaca on University-owned property. CUBO is designed to reach a depth of approximately 10,000 feet, or 1.89 miles. It is intended to help researchers understand the geologic conditions that exist under the Ithaca … Read more