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Efficiency and Safety in Geothermal Operations

Project description

Hot new energy concepts that also help keep the planet cooler

Earth may be a rocky planet and not a ball of extremely hot gas, but its interior packs a lot of heat. That heat is called geothermal energy. When it comes up to the surface carried by water or steam, it can be harnessed and used for heating or cooling or to generate clean electricity. Doing so in a large geothermal power plant requires creating a series of wells deep into the earth along with all the infrastructure to extract and process the heat. The EU-funded EASYGO project is developing system components, monitoring concepts and operational paradigms to enhance the safety and efficiency of geothermal systems. By connecting academia and industry with real-scale research infrastructure, the project is preparing young researchers with both experimental and practical knowledge to lead us into a brighter future more reliant on cleaner energy from the earth.

Coordinator

EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZUERICH
Net EU contribution
€ 761 712,77
Address
Raemistrasse 101
8092 Zuerich
Switzerland
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Participants (3)

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 1 128 884,49
Address
Stevinweg 1
2628 CN Delft
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Region
West-Nederland Zuid-Holland Delft en Westland
RHEINISCH-WESTFAELISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE AACHEN
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 1 263 942,00
Address
Templergraben 55
52062 Aachen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Region
Nordrhein-Westfalen Köln Städteregion Aachen
POLITECNICO DI MILANO
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 261 499,68
Address
Piazza Leonardo Da Vinci 32
20133 Milano
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00