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Novel Drilling Technology Combining Hydro-Jet and Percussion for ROP Improvement in deep geothermal drilling

Project description

Making geothermal energy a more viable alternative

As Europe seeks to meet environmental goals, securing alternative energy sources is of vital importance. In an effort to beat climate change, one possible alternative is geothermal energy. However, it presents its own challenges in the form of low heat recovery efficiency, long drilling times and significant initial investment costs. The EU-funded ORCHYD project will meet these challenges by developing groundbreaking drilling technology that could significantly improve drilling speed and reduce cost while providing the means necessary to improve energy recovery. The goal is to make geothermal energy more economically viable, securing another valuable energy source in Europe's fight against climate change.

Call for proposal

H2020-LC-SC3-2020-RES-RIA
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Coordinator

ASSOCIATION POUR LA RECHERCHE ET LE DEVELOPPEMENT DES METHODES ET PROCESSUS INDUSTRIELS
Address
Boulevard Saint Michel 60
75272 Paris
France
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 1 268 033,75

Participants (5)

IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 831 256,25
Address
South Kensington Campus Exhibition Road
SW7 2AZ London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SINTEF AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 742 225
Address
Strindvegen 4
7034 Trondheim
Activity type
Research Organisations
DRILLSTAR INDUSTRIES
France
EU contribution
€ 818 187,50
Address
Avenue Joliot-curie
64000 Lons Induspal Cedex
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITY OF PIRAEUS RESEARCH CENTER
Greece
EU contribution
€ 340 242,50
Address
Al. Papanastasiou 91
185 33 Piraeus
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CHINA UNIVERSITY OF PETROLEUM (EAST CHINA)
China
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
No 271 North 2 Road
266580 Dongying
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments