STUDENTS in Crewe are invited to have their say on a renewable energy project.

Manchester Metropolitan University’s Cheshire Campus has an opportunity to be part of the project, which is backed and part funded by the Department for Energy and Climate Change.

A public exhibition to find out more about the project will take place on Thursday, July 16, from 3-8pm at the MMU Cheshire Campus. This is an informal drop-in event open to everyone.

The project aims to demonstrate how the earth’s geothermal energy could be used to heat buildings using a Deep Geothermal Single Well (DGSW) system.

It will be the first time a well of this type has been developed in the UK for this purpose.

If successful, the project has the potential to put Cheshire and the University at the forefront of supporting the UK in meeting its future energy needs.

Cheshire East Council has already identified the exciting potential for geothermal technology in Crewe.

Accessing this low carbon heat source could provide renewable energy on a significant scale, and create a boost to the local economy in terms of jobs and investment.

The planning application for the project, is being led by Geothermal Engineering Ltd assisted by Arup Group Ltd, was submitted on June 12.

The deadline for comments is July 23, 2015.