MEET

From oil and gas to geothermal.
Project contacts
Kolbrún R. Ragnarsdóttir
Dagur Ingi Ólafsson

Íslensku Íslenska

MEET's goal is to make geothermal energy more accessible worldwide by reducing the CAPEX (capital expenditure) of EGS (Enhanced geothermal systems) wells. An EGS is a man-made reservoir, developed in an area where there is abundant hot rock but insufficient or little natural permeability or fluid saturation. Fluid is injected into the subsurface of the Earth where the hot rock heats it up so that electricity can be generated once it's siphoned back to the surface. The latest technological advances in the field allow us to tap into a largely unused source of renewable energy without excessive costs, worldwide.

In order to boost the market penetration of geothermal power in Europe, MEET will demonstrate the viability of EGS with electric and thermal power generation in all the main kinds of geological settings (crystalline, sedimentary, metamorphic, volcanic). MEET also aims to map the most promising sites where EGS capacities could be installed in the near future.

Duration: 2018-2021

Role in the project

  • Conversion of oil wells into geothermal wells to bypass the bottleneck of the drilling phase, hence reducing the CAPEX.
  • Enhancing heat-to-power conversion at low temperature (60-90°C) by using mobile Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) units.

Partners

France

  • ÉS-Géothermie
  • Unilasalle
  • Geophysical Inversion & Modeling Labs
  • Université de Cergy-Pontoise
  • Vermilion Energy
  • ENOGIA
  • FEBUS OPTICS
  • Ayming

Belgium

  • Institut royal des Sciences naturelles de Belgique

Germany

  • Technische Universität Darmstadt
  • Universitätsenergie Göttingen GmbH
  • Georg August Universiat
  • Helmholtz-Zentrum Potsdam
  • GeoThermal Engineering

Croatia

  • Fakultet elektrotehnike i računarstva

Iceland

  • HS Orka

Acknowledgements

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 764086-2.

 

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