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Redefining geothermal fluid properties at extreme conditions to optimize future geothermal energy extraction

Project description

How to best operate geothermal systems for sustainable use

The efficiency of geothermal utilisation depends on the behaviour of fluids that transfer heat between the geosphere and the engineered components of a power plant. The EU-funded REFLECT project aims to avoid problems related to fluid chemistry rather than treat them. The physical and chemical fluid properties are often poorly defined, as in situ sampling and measurements at extreme conditions are difficult to date. Therefore, large uncertainties in current model predictions prevail, which will be tackled in REFLECT by collecting new, high-quality data in critical areas. These data will be implemented in a European geothermal fluid atlas and in predictive models allowing to provide recommendations on how to best operate geothermal systems for sustainable use.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/electrical engineering/power engineering/electric power generation
  • /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

Coordinator

HELMHOLTZ ZENTRUM POTSDAM DEUTSCHESGEOFORSCHUNGSZENTRUM GFZ
Address
Telegrafenberg 17
14473 Potsdam
Germany
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 1 008 975

Participants (13)

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 464 375
Address
Stevinweg 1
2628 CN Delft
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
BUREAU DE RECHERCHES GEOLOGIQUES ET MINIERES
France
EU contribution
€ 406 900
Address
3 Av Claude Guillemin
45060 Orleans
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITE DE NEUCHATEL
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 352 531,25
Address
Faubourg De L'hopital 41
2000 Neuchatel
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INSTITUTT FOR ENERGITEKNIKK
Norway
EU contribution
€ 386 343,75
Address
Instituttveien 18
2027 Kjeller
Activity type
Research Organisations
NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 461 287,50
Address
Anna Van Buerenplein 1
2595 DA Den Haag
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNITED KINGDOM RESEARCH AND INNOVATION
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 272 500
Address
Polaris House North Star Avenue
SN2 1FL Swindon
Activity type
Research Organisations
ISLENSKAR ORKURANNSOKNIR
Iceland
EU contribution
€ 716 598,75
Address
Grensasvegi 9
108 Reykjavik
Activity type
Research Organisations
MISKOLCI EGYETEM
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 236 125
Address
Egyetemvaros
3515 Miskolc
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
IZMIR INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 220 250
Address
Gulbahce Urla
35430 Izmir
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FEDERATION EUROPEENNE DES GEOLOGUES
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 329 375
Address
Rue Jenner 13
1000 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
HYDROISOTOP GMBH LABORATORIUM ZUR BESTIMMUNG VON ISOTOPEN IN UMWELT UND HYDROLOGIE
Germany
EU contribution
€ 62 500
Address
Woelkestrasse 9
85301 Schweitenkirchen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
LANDSVIRKJUN
Iceland
EU contribution
€ 50 000
Address
Haaleitisbraut 68
103 Reykjavik
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
PFALZWERKE GEOFUTURE GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 25 000
Address
Kurfurstenstrasse 29
67061 Ludwigshafen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)