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Deep U-tube heat exchanger breakthrough: combining laser and cryogenic gas for geothermal energy exploitation

Project description

Innovative heat exchanger brings promise of geothermal anywhere

Easily accessible deep geothermal resources for heating and power are fundamental for accelerating the decarbonisation of energy supplies in Europe. The EU-funded DeepU project seeks to make geothermal energy accessible almost anywhere, providing a stable, uninterrupted, baseload energy to meet global CO2 emission reduction targets. The ultimate goal is to extract energy from the underground using a deep closed-loop connection in the shape of a U-tube exchanger by combining laser and cryogenic gas into a single technological drilling solution. This innovative technology will liquefy and vitrify the rocks, leaving the borehole ready for heat exchange immediately after drilling.

Coordinator

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PADOVA
Net EU contribution
€ 445 638,75
Address
Via 8 Febbraio 2
35122 Padova
Italy

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Region
Nord-Est Veneto Padova
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00

Participants (5)

R.E.D. SRL
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 208 750,00
Address
Via Giulio Cesare Scaligero 20
35136 Padova Pd

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Nord-Est Veneto Padova
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 98 613,20
PREVENT GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 727 500,00
Address
Fitzplei 4
41748 Viersen

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Region
Nordrhein-Westfalen Düsseldorf Viersen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG EV
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 1 203 943,75
Address
Hansastrasse 27c
80686 Munchen

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Region
Bayern Oberbayern München, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
TERRA GEOSERV LIMITED
Ireland
Net EU contribution
€ 232 975,00
Address
Unit 26 The Village Mill Enterprise Park
A67 W252 Rathnew Wicklow

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Ireland Eastern and Midland Mid-East
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 175 460,00
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma

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Region
Centro (IT) Lazio Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00