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GEMex: Cooperation in Geothermal energy research Europe-Mexico for development of Enhanced Geothermal Systems and Superhot Geothermal Systems

Objective

The GEMex project is a complementary effort of a European consortium with a corresponding consortium from Mexico, who submitted an equivalent proposal for cooperation. The joint effort is based on three pillars:
1 – Resource assessment at two unconventional geothermal sites, for EGS development at Acoculco and for a super-hot resource near Los Humeros. This part will focus on understanding the tectonic evolution, the fracture distribution and hydrogeology of the respective region, and on predicting in-situ stresses and temperatures at depth.
2 – Reservoir characterization using techniques and approaches developed at conventional geothermal sites, including novel geophysical and geological methods to be tested and refined for their application at the two project sites: passive seismic data will be used to apply ambient noise correlation methods, and to study anisotropy by coupling surface and volume waves; newly collected electromagnetic data will be used for joint inversion with the seismic data. For the interpretation of these data, high-pressure/ high-temperature laboratory experiments will be performed to derive the parameters determined on rock samples from Mexico or equivalent materials.
3 – Concepts for Site Development: all existing and newly collected information will be applied to define drill paths, to recommend a design for well completion including suitable material selection, and to investigate optimum stimulation and operation procedures for safe and economic exploitation with control of undesired side effects. These steps will include appropriate measures and recommendations for public acceptance and outreach as well as for the monitoring and control of environmental impact.
The consortium was formed from the EERA joint programme of geothermal energy in regular and long-time communication with the partners from Mexico. That way a close interaction of the two consortia is guaranteed and will continue beyond the duration of the project.

Call for proposal

H2020-LCE-2016-RES-CCS-RIA
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

HELMHOLTZ ZENTRUM POTSDAM DEUTSCHESGEOFORSCHUNGSZENTRUM GFZ
Address
Telegrafenberg 17
14473 Potsdam
Germany
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 1 419 731,25

Participants (23)

ISLENSKAR ORKURANNSOKNIR
Iceland
EU contribution
€ 1 197 902,50
Address
Grensasvegi 9
108 Reykjavik
Activity type
Research Organisations
NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 476 791,25
Address
Anna Van Buerenplein 1
2595 DA Den Haag
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI BARI ALDO MORO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 470 138,75
Address
Piazza Umberto I 1
70121 Bari
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITEIT UTRECHT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 804 911,25
Address
Heidelberglaan 8
3584 CS Utrecht
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
RHEINISCH-WESTFAELISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE AACHEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 639 975
Address
Templergraben 55
52062 Aachen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 869 517,50
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT DARMSTADT
Germany
EU contribution
€ 251 417,50
Address
Karolinenplatz 5
64289 Darmstadt
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
BUREAU DE RECHERCHES GEOLOGIQUES ET MINIERES
France
EU contribution
€ 413 342,50
Address
3 Av Claude Guillemin
45060 Orleans
Activity type
Research Organisations
INSTITUTT FOR ENERGITEKNIKK
Norway
EU contribution
€ 320 000
Address
Instituttveien 18
2027 Kjeller
Activity type
Research Organisations
CENTRE FOR RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES AND SAVING FONDATION
Greece
EU contribution
€ 197 500
Address
Marathonos 19Th Km
19009 Pikermi
Activity type
Research Organisations
ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI OCEANOGRAFIA E DI GEOFISICA SPERIMENTALE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 299 375
Address
Borgo Grotta Gigante 42/C
34010 Sgonico-trieste
Activity type
Research Organisations
NORCE NORWEGIAN RESEARCH CENTRE AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 450 000
Address
Nygardsgaten 112
5838 Bergen
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI ROMA TRE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 240 331,25
Address
Via Ostiense 159
00154 Roma
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
AGENZIA NAZIONALE PER LE NUOVE TECNOLOGIE, L'ENERGIA E LO SVILUPPO ECONOMICO SOSTENIBILE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 126 062,50
Address
Lungotevere Grande Ammiraglio Thaon Di Revel 76
000196 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
SCUOLA SUPERIORE DI STUDI UNIVERSITARI E DI PERFEZIONAMENTO S ANNA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 71 181,25
Address
Piazza Martiri Della Liberta 33
56127 Pisa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FUER TECHNOLOGIE
Germany
EU contribution
€ 400 875
Address
Kaiserstrasse 12
76131 Karlsruhe
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNITED KINGDOM RESEARCH AND INNOVATION
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 339 135
Address
Polaris House North Star Avenue
SN2 1FL Swindon
Activity type
Research Organisations
HOCHSCHULE BOCHUM
Germany
EU contribution
€ 332 477,50
Address
Am Hochschulecampus 1
44801 Bochum
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI TORINO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 289 916,25
Address
Via Giuseppe Verdi 8
10124 Torino
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
PANSTWOWY INSTYTUT GEOLOGICZNY - PANSTWOWY INSTYTUT BADAWCZY
Poland
EU contribution
€ 135 500
Address
Rakowiecka 4
00975 Warszawa
Activity type
Research Organisations
EUROPEAN GEOTHERMAL ENERGY COUNCIL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 56 903,75
Address
2 Place Du Champ De Mars
1050 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM FUR UMWELTFORSCHUNG GMBH - UFZ
Germany
EU contribution
€ 171 807,50
Address
Permoserstrasse 15
04318 Leipzig
Activity type
Other
IGA SERVICE GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 25 000
Address
Lennershofstr. 140
44801 Bochum
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)