Europe is sleeping over a giant yet largely unused source of renewable energy: geothermal energy. The huge amount of natural heat coming from Earth formation and radioactive decay is lying in the ground below European citizens´ feet and is an underused Renewable Energy (RE).
A part of this natural heat, namely Enhanced Geothermal System (EGS), is a new approach which generates great hopes in the world. It allows a widespread use of the enormous untapped geothermal energy potential, with a much larger geographical distribution than conventional geothermal energy. The concept of the EGS approach is to exploit the heat which is trapped in any geological settings with several configurations for rock composition, tectonic setting and stress field.
To boost the market penetration of geothermal power in Europe, MEET main goal is to demonstrate the viability of EGS with electric and thermal power generation in all main kinds of geological settings (crystalline, sedimentary, metamorphic, volcanic).