France, Germany, Croatia, Belgium, Iceland
Helmholtz Zentrum Potsdam (GFZ), UniLaSalle, Geophysical Inversion & Modeling Labs, Université de Cergy-Pontoise, Teschnische Universitat Darmstadt, Universitätsenergie Göttingen GmbH, Georg-August-Universität Göttingenstiftung Offentlichen Rechts, Vermilion, ENOGIA, Febus Optics, Sveuciliste u Zagrebu fakultet elektrotehnike i racunarstva, Nyskopunarmidstod Islands, Institut Royal des Sciences Naturelles de Belgique – Geological Survey of Belgium, GeoThermal Engineering GmbH, Ayming
The main objective of MEET is to capitalize on the exploitation of the widest range of fluid temperature in EGS (Enhanced Geothermal Systems) plants and abandoned oil wells. The aim is to demonstrate the lower cost of small-scale production of electricity and heat in wider areas with various geological environments, in order to support a large increase of geothermal-based production sites in Europe in a near future.
In order to boost the market penetration of geothermal power in Europe, MEET project main goal is to demonstrate the viability and sustainability of EGS with electric and thermal power generation in all kinds of geological settings with four main types of rocks: granitic (igneous intrusive), volcanic, sedimentary and metamorphic with various degree of tectonic overprint by faulting and folding.
The project aims at the optimization of the reservoir productivity and stimulation techniques, taking advantage of the existing infrastructures, the understanding of the various geological contexts, necessary to tranfer the current known EGS technology to other typical basement orck situations in Europe, the demonstration and optimization of electric and thermal power generation in different geological settings.
The assessment of the technical, economic and environmental feasibility of EGS is an integral part of the project, as well as the mapping of the main promising European sites where EGS can or should be implemented in a near future.
Thus, MEET will provide a roadmap of next promising sites where demonstrated EGS solutions could be replicated in a near future for electricity and heat production with an evaluation of the technology and its economic feasibility and environmental positive impacts.
MEET stands for Multidisciplinary and multi-context demonstration of EGS exploration and Exploitation Techniques and potentials
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