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Combined Heat, Power and Metal extraction from ultra-deep ore bodies

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 654100

  • Start date

    1 January 2016

  • End date

    30 June 2019

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.3.2.4.

H2020-EU.3.3.2.2.

H2020-EU.3.3.2.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 235 567,50

  • EU contribution

    € 4 235 567,50

Coordinated by:

MISKOLCI EGYETEM

Hungary

Objective

CHPM2030 aims to develop a novel and potentially disruptive technology solution that can help satisfy the European needs for energy and strategic metals in a single interlinked process. Working at the frontiers of geothermal resources development, minerals extraction and electro-metallurgy the project aims at converting ultra-deep metallic mineral formations into an “orebody-EGS” that will serve as a basis for the development of a new type of facility for “Combined Heat, Power and Metal extraction” (CHPM). In the technology envisioned the metal-bearing geological formation will be manipulated in a way that the co-production of energy and metals will be possible, and may be optimised according to the market demands at any given moment in the future. The workplan has been set up in a way to provide proof-of-concept for the following hypotheses:

1. The composition and structure of orebodies have certain advantages that could be used to our advantage when developing an EGS;
2. Metals can be leached from the orebodies in high concentrations over a prolonged period of time and may substantially influence the economics of EGS;
3. The continuous leaching of metals will increase system’s performance over time in a controlled way and without having to use high-pressure reservoir stimulation, minimizing potential detrimental impacts of both heat and metal extraction.

As a final outcome the project will deliver blueprints and detailed specifications of a new type of future facility that is designed and operated from the very beginning as a combined heat, power and metal extraction system.

The horizontal aim is to provide new impetus to geothermal development in Europe by investigating previously unexplored pathways at low-TRL. This will be achieved by developing a Roadmap in support of the pilot implementation of such system before 2025, and full-scale commercial implementation before 2030

Coordinator

MISKOLCI EGYETEM

Address

Egyetemvaros
3515 Miskolc

Hungary

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 442 000

Participants (12)

SZEGEDI TUDOMANYEGYETEM

Hungary

EU Contribution

€ 203 750

FEDERATION EUROPEENNE DES GEOLOGUES

Belgium

ISLENSKAR ORKURANNSOKNIR

Iceland

EU Contribution

€ 287 500

UNITED KINGDOM RESEARCH AND INNOVATION

United Kingdom

Laboratorio Nacional de Energia e Geologia I.P.

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 107 500

VLAAMSE INSTELLING VOOR TECHNOLOGISCH ONDERZOEK N.V.

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 940 717,50

LA PALMA RESEARCH CENTRE FOR FUTURE STUDIES SL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 387 225

TIESS GUNTER

Austria

INSTITUTUL GEOLOGIC AL ROMANIEI

Romania

EU Contribution

€ 121 250

KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 388 000

SVERIGES GEOLOGISKA UNDERSOKNING

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 187 500

MINPOL GMBH

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 218 750

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 654100

  • Start date

    1 January 2016

  • End date

    30 June 2019

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.3.2.4.

H2020-EU.3.3.2.2.

H2020-EU.3.3.2.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 235 567,50

  • EU contribution

    € 4 235 567,50

Coordinated by:

MISKOLCI EGYETEM

Hungary

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