Monday, January 9, 2017

Science & Technology: Project Uses Enhanced Geothermal Systems for Combined Heat, Power and Metal Extraction

Study aims to satisfy energy needs (Pan European Networks)

A group of researchers is aiming to develop a novel way to satisfy Europe’s energy needs by combining heat and power with metal extraction.

The strategic objective of the ‘CHPM2030’ programme is to create a potentially disruptive technological solution that could help satisfy European needs for energy and strategic metals in a single interlinked process.

In the CHPM technology vision the metal-bearing deep geological formation will be manipulated in a way that the co-production of energy and metals will be possible, and may be optimised according to the market demands.

The project aims to convert ultra-deep metallic mineral formations into enhanced geothermal systems (EGS) that will serve as a basis for the development of a new type of facility for ‘combined heat, power and metal extraction’ (CHPM).