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Accurate Geofluid Properties as key to Geothermal Process Optimisation

Project description

Better thermodynamic models to optimise operation of geothermal power plants

Rigorous thermodynamic models are crucial to understanding the properties of geological fluids. However, geothermal power plants lack high-precision models, which can be used to plan and test the efficiency of system operations. As a result, operators often resort to empirical in situ trials. The EU-funded GEOPRO project will produce experimental data on heat and mass transfer behaviour of high-concentration fluids in very high temperatures. Data will serve as input in a set of new design and operation tools that should allow the geothermal power plants to design and operate systems more effectively, reducing the levelised cost of energy to competitive levels.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/thermodynamics
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/renewable energy/geothermal energy

Call for proposal

H2020-LC-SC3-2019-RES-TwoStages
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action
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Coordinator

TWI LIMITED
Address
Granta Park Great Abington
CB21 6AL Cambridge
United Kingdom
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 649 400

Participants (11)

HASKOLI ISLANDS
Iceland
EU contribution
€ 691 250
Address
Saemundargotu 2
101 Reykjavik
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZUERICH
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 628 250
Address
Raemistrasse 101
8092 Zuerich
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 431 751,25
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
ZORLU ENERJI ELEKTRIK URETIM AS
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 312 750
Address
Buyukdere Cad Levent 199 199 Sisli
34394 Istanbul
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FLOWPHYS AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 478 000
Address
Stollen 14
3030 Drammen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TECHNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 453 081,25
Address
First Floor, Unit 4, Rutherford House, Manchester Science Park, Pencroft Way
M15 6JJ Manchester
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ORKUVEITA REYKJAVIKUR SF
Iceland
EU contribution
€ 239 625
Address
Baejarhals 1
110 Reykjavik
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EQUINOR ENERGY AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 255 625
Address
Forusbeen 50
4035 Stavanger
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NORGES TEKNISK-NATURVITENSKAPELIGE UNIVERSITET NTNU
Norway
EU contribution
€ 183 750
Address
Hogskoleringen 1
7491 Trondheim
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
PFALZWERKE GEOFUTURE GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 304 375
Address
Kurfurstenstrasse 29
67061 Ludwigshafen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITAET ZU KOELN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 271 125
Address
Albertus Magnus Platz
50931 Koeln
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments