Doone Wyborn was brought up in a bushwalking family in Sydney and as a result was attracted to an outdoor pursuit like geology as a career. His geological experience took him to Antarctica, Indonesia, Brazil and China during more than 25 years with the Australian Government’s Bureau of Mineral Resources, and Australian Geological Survey Organisation, based in Canberra.

He worked on the potential of Enhanced Geothermal Systems (EGS) geothermal energy from 1992 to retirement in 2013 and is recognised as a leading Australian authority on this subject.

He was founding Director and Executive Director of Geodynamics Limited and its Chief Scientific officer until 2013.

Doone has been a member of the Alternative Technology Association since 1983 and served on the branch committees in Canberra and Brisbane.

He currently lives off grid and is developing a rural landshare community on 812 acres of land in the Scenic Rim two hours SW of Brisbane. The community is operating on permaculture principles aimed at minimising input from external sources for food, shelter, energy, water and waste management.

Doone Wyborn has been a guest on 1 episode.