Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Europe: Combined Heat, Power and Metal Extraction Consortium Roadmap to 2030 and Beyond

Roadmap for 2030 and 2050 (CHPM2030 project consortium)

CHPM2030 Deliverable D6.3

The Combined Heat, Power and Metal (CHPM) extraction 2030 project roadmap for 2030 and 2050 has been developed using the synergetic combination of three future-oriented layers of studies:
  1. The “CHPM component roadmap” study provides a direct follow-up of the current technological components (e.g. metal mobilization/recovery), by describing the state-of-the-art, immediate research plan (2025), pilot research plan (2030), and long term objectives (2050); 
  2. The “Preparation for future pilots” study investigates the pathway to pilot implementation by 2030, by providing a detailed description of the 5 areas in Europe (Cornwall, Iberian Pyrite Belt, Beius Basin/Bihor Mountains, Kristineberg and Nautanen) for CHPM potential with recommendation for future exploration, stakeholder engagement and funding opportunities. 
  3. The “Overall concept of CHPM” study investigates the feasibility of combining geothermal energy with mineral extraction with the use of foresight tools such as Horizon Scanning, Delphi survey and Expert workshops. 
Targets and actions have been identified related to exploration, development, operation, and market, all related to CHPM technology. Using the synergetic combination of these three layers, a timeline has been constructed, including milestones, objectives and target to be achieved in order to arrive to pilots by 2030 and full-scale application by 2050.

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