MEET

2018 - 2021

From oil and gas to geothermal.

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MEET’s goal is to make geothermal energy more accessible by reducing the initial investment costs for enhanced geothermal systems (EGS) wells. An EGS is a man-made reservoir, created where there is hot rock but insufficient or little natural permeability or fluid saturation. Fluid is injected into the subsurface where the hot rock heats it up so that electricity can be generated once it’s back on the surface. Technological advances allow us to tap into a largely unused source of renewable energy without excessive costs, worldwide.

​MEET will then test the viability of EGS with electric and thermal power generation in the main geological environments: crystalline, sedimentary, metamorphic, and volcanic with the purpose of mapping the most promising sites for EGS installations and to boost geothermal power’s market penetration in Europe.

Role in 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
- IceTec

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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Contact

Dagur Ingi Ólafsson

dagur [at] taeknisetur.is