Friday, February 24, 2017

Science & Technology: An “Orebody-Enhanced Geothermal System"

Combined Heat, Power and Metal Extraction

Schematic overview of the envisioned CHPM Facility
CHPM2030 is a 42-months H2020 project funded by the European Commission that started on 1 January 2016.

CHPM2030 aims to develop a novel and potentially disruptive technology solution that can help satisfy the European needs for energy and strategic metals in a single interlinked process.

Working at the frontiers of geothermal resources development, minerals extraction and electro-metallurgy the project aims at converting ultra-deep metallic mineral formations into an “orebody-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).

In the envisioned technology the metal-bearing 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 at any given moment in the future.

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