Unconventional geothermal reservoirs: Evaluation of analogue study areas and petrophysical data base for all four demo sites completed

To develop Enhanced Geothermal Systems (EGS) in unconventional areas, one of the main goals in MEET is the modelling of representative geothermal reservoirs in granitic as well as in folded and thrusted metasedimentary rocks of the so-called Variscan Orogen –an old Paleozoic mountain belt, which comprises the basement of large parts of Europe. Since model…

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MEET Geothermal Winter School 2021

SAVE THE DATE: 16-19th February 2021 CY Cergy Paris University (CYU) partner is calling the whole consortium to prepare for the training programme of the MEET project, the Geothermal Winter School 2021, which will be held at the Institute of Advanced Studies (Maison Internationale de la Recherche) of CYU this coming winter, in Cergy, close…

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Web-based mapviewer: presentation of the first version

A first version of the web-based mapviewer was presented at the GeoUtrecht – the annual geoscientific conference of the German Geological Society (DGGV). In contrast to the common approach, this time the national meeting was jointly organized by DGGV, KNGMG and the University of Utrecht (www.geoutrecht2020.org) and virtually held from 24th to 26th of August.…

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DMS-TOUGE: what is it and how can you use it?

The name DMS-TOUGE is an acronym that stands for Decision Making Support Tool for Optimal Usage of Geothermal Energy (shorter DMT – Decision Making Tool). The main objective of this tool is to enable investors to conduct comparative analyses of different energy technologies for geothermal energy utilization. Namely, the tool helps the user to choose…

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The small scale ORCs have finally reached their demo-sites

It’s been two years since the MEET project started and today, we are proud to share some promising advancements! One of the aims of the MEET project is to demonstrate the feasibility to convert heat into electricity from various low flow and/or low temperature (70 – 120°C) geothermal sources using a small scale ORC device…

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Conceptual thermo-hydraulic modelling of the Göttingen demo-site to gain understanding of behaviour of potential metamorphic EGS reservoirs

The first conceptual model for Göttingen demo site has been developed based on the Discrete Fracture Network (DFN) approach as shown in Figure 1 by MEET-partner Technical University of Darmstadt (TUDa). In the first strongly simplified conceptual model set-up, 80 fractures are randomly placed inside a 200 m cube and bounded by 50 m thick…

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Cornwall and UDDGP demosite – petrophysical characterization of outcrop analogue samples: from field to core scale

With the ambition to increase the share of clean energy in United Kingdom’s energy portfolio, Cornwall has been the focus of deep geothermal resource studies starting from 1980s with the Rosemanowes Hot Dry Rock project. Today our associated partner the United Downs Deep Geothermal Power Project (UDDGP), the first industrial deep geothermal power project of…

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