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Demonstration of soft stimulation treatments of geothermal reservoirs

Objective

DESTRESS is aimed at creating EGS (Enhanced geothermal systems) reservoirs with sufficient permeability, fracture orientation and spacing for economic use of underground heat. The concepts are based on experience in previous projects, on scientific progress and developments in other fields, mainly the oil & gas sector. Recently developed stimulation methods will be adapted to geothermal needs, applied to new geothermal sites and prepared for the market uptake. Understanding of risks in each area (whether technological, in business processes, for particular business cases, or otherwise), risk ownership, and possible risk mitigation will be the scope of specific work packages.
The DESTRESS concept takes into account the common and specific issues of different sites, representative for large parts of Europe, and will provide a generally applicable workflow for productivity enhancement measures. The main focus will be on stimulation treatments with minimized environmental hazard (“soft stimulation”), to enhance the reservoir in several geological settings covering granites, sandstones, and other rock types. The business cases will be shown with cost and benefit estimations based on the proven changes of the system performance, and the environmental footprint of treatments and operation of the site will be controlled. In particular, the public debate related to “fracking” will be addressed by applying specific concepts for the mitigation of damaging seismic effects while constructing a productive reservoir and operating a long-term sustainable system.
Industrial participation is particularly pronounced in DESTRESS, including large energy suppliers as well as SMEs in the process of developing their sites. The composition of the consortium involving major knowledge institutes as well as key industry will guarantee the increase in technology performance of EGS as well as an accelerated time to market.

Call for proposal

H2020-LCE-2014-2015

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Sub call

H2020-LCE-2015-2

Coordinator

HELMHOLTZ ZENTRUM POTSDAM DEUTSCHESGEOFORSCHUNGSZENTRUM GFZ
Net EU contribution
€ 6 147 736,56
Address
Telegrafenberg 17
14473 Potsdam
Germany

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Region
Brandenburg Brandenburg Potsdam
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 6 147 736,56

Participants (18)

ENBW ENERGIE BADEN-WURTTEMBERG AG
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 333 203,50
Address
Durlacher Allee 93
76131 Karlsruhe

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Region
Baden-Württemberg Karlsruhe Karlsruhe, Stadtkreis
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 333 203,50
ES-GEOTHERMIE
France
Net EU contribution
€ 685 475,00
Address
26 Boulevard Du President Wilson
67000 Strasbourg

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Region
Grand Est Alsace Bas-Rhin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 685 475,00
UNIVERSITY OF GLASGOW
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 395 107,50
Address
University Avenue
G12 8QQ Glasgow

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Region
West Central Scotland Glasgow City
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 395 107,50
GEO-ENERGIE SUISSE AG
Switzerland
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Reitergasse 11
8004 Zurich

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Region
Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera Zürich Zürich
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 867 057,50
Address
Anna Van Buerenplein 1
2595 DA Den Haag

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Region
West-Nederland Zuid-Holland Agglomeratie ’s-Gravenhage
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 867 057,50
EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZUERICH
Switzerland
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Raemistrasse 101
8092 Zuerich

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Region
Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera Zürich Zürich
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
GEOTHERMIE NEUBRANDENBURG GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 113 093,75
Address
Seestrasse 7a
17033 Neubrandenburg

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Region
Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Mecklenburgische Seenplatte
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 113 093,75
GEOTERMA UAB

Participation ended

Lithuania
Net EU contribution
€ 5 843,00
Address
Lypkiu Street 17
LT-94100 Klaipeda
Region
Lietuva Vidurio ir vakarų Lietuvos regionas Klaipėdos apskritis
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 5 843,00
UNIVERSITE DE STRASBOURG
France
Net EU contribution
€ 1 039 607,59
Address
Rue Blaise Pascal 4
67081 Strasbourg

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Region
Grand Est Alsace Bas-Rhin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 1 039 607,59
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
Net EU contribution
€ 165 066,90
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 165 066,90
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 513 750,00
Address
Stevinweg 1
2628 CN Delft

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Region
West-Nederland Zuid-Holland Delft en Westland
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 513 750,00
NEXGEO INC
South Korea
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
5f 6f Jeonghwa Bldg 39yangjae Daero 66 Gil
138800 Seoul

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
SEOUL NATIONAL UNIVERSITY
South Korea
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Sillim-dong, Gwanak-gu San 56-1
151742 Seoul

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
KOREA INSTITUTE OF CIVIL ENGINEERING AND BUILDING TECHNOLOGY
South Korea
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Other funding
€ 0,00
ECW GEOMANAGEMENT BV
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 16 595,49
Address
Agriport 109
1775 TA Middenmeer

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
West-Nederland Noord-Holland Kop van Noord-Holland
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 16 595,49
TRIAS WESTLAND BV
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 279 259,34
Address
Nieuweweg 1
2685 AP Poeldijk

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Region
West-Nederland Zuid-Holland Delft en Westland
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 279 259,34
UNIVERSITEIT UTRECHT
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 151 612,50
Address
Heidelberglaan 8
3584 CS Utrecht

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Region
West-Nederland Utrecht Utrecht
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 151 612,50
KIGAM (KOREA INSTITUTE OF GEOSCIENCE AND MINERAL RESOURCES)
South Korea
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
124 Gwahak-ro, Yuseong-gu
34132 Daejoen

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00