Efficiency and Safety in Geothermal Operations
Earth may be a rocky planet and not a ball of extremely hot gas, but its interior packs a lot of heat. That heat is called geothermal energy. When it comes up to the surface carried by water or steam, it can be harnessed and used for heating or cooling or to generate clean electricity. Doing so in a large geothermal power plant requires creating a series of wells deep into the earth along with all the infrastructure to extract and process the heat. The EU-funded EASYGO project is developing system components, monitoring concepts and operational paradigms to enhance the safety and efficiency of geothermal systems. By connecting academia and industry with real-scale research infrastructure, the project is preparing young researchers with both experimental and practical knowledge to lead us into a brighter future more reliant on cleaner energy from the earth.
- Technische Universiteit Delft, Netherlands (Coordinator)
- Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule, Switzerland
- Politecnico di Milano, Italy