Cheap and efficient application of reliable ground source heat exchangers and pumps – The basic idea of Cheap-GSHPs project is to substantially reduce the total cost of ownership, composed out of investment and operating costs, increase the safety of shallow geothermal systems during installation and operation and increase the awareness of this technology throughout Europe.
Combined Heat, Power and Metal extraction from ultra-deep ore bodies – The strategic objective of CHPM2030 is to develop a novel and potentially disruptive technological solution that can help satisfy the European needs for energy and strategic metals in a single interlinked process.
Deployment Of Deep Enhanced Geothermal Systems For Sustainable Energy Business. The goal with the DEEPEGS project is to demonstrate the feasibility of enhanced geothermal systems (EGS) for delivering energy from renewable resources in Europe. Testing of stimulating technologies for EGS in deep wells in different geologies, will deliver new innovative solutions and models for wider deployments of EGS reservoirs with sufficient permeability for delivering significant amounts of geothermal power across Europe.
Drilling in dEep, Super-CRitical AMBient of continentaL Europe – The DESCRAMBLE project proposes to drill in continental-crust, super-critical geothermal conditions, and to test and demonstrate novel drilling techniques to control gas emissions, the aggressive environment and the high temperature/pressure expected from the deep fluids.
Demonstration of soft stimulation treatments of geothermal reservoirs – DESTRESS demonstrates methods of enhanced geothermal systems (EGS). The aim is to expand knowledge and to provide solutions for a more economical, sustainable and environmentally responsible exploitation of underground heat. EGSs allow the enormous untapped potential of geothermal energy to be put to widespread use. DESTRESS will improve the understanding of technological, business and societal opportunities and risks related to geothermal energy. Existing and new project sites have been chosen to demonstrate the DESTRESS concept.
Innovative materials and designs for long-life high-temperature geothermal wells – New concepts for high-temperature geothermal well technologies are strongly needed to accelerate the development of geothermal resources for power generation in Europe and worldwide in a cost effective and environmentally friendly way. The GeoWell project will address the major bottlenecks like high investment and maintenance costs by developing innovative materials and designs that are superior to the state of the art concepts
Novel Productivity Enhancement Concept for a Sustainable Utilization of a Geothermal Resource – Within the EC funded Horizon 2020 project SURE the radial water jet drilling (RJD) technology will be investigated and tested as a method to increase inflow into insufficiently producing geothermal wells.
Fast track innovative drilling system for deep geothermal challenges in Europe – In the ThermoDrill project, an interdisciplinary team of research institutions and industrial partners from across Europe have joined forces to innovate deep geothermal drilling by combining proven and cost-effective technologies into a completely new process. The unique feature of the new concept is that penetration is achieved by a high pressure fluid jet which supports conventional rotary drilling by breaking the stress in front of the bit to increase bit performance. This combination of fluid jetting and rotary drilling is expected to at least double the rate of penetration.