CHPM2030: Combined Heat, Power and Metal extraction

Deep geothermal energy

Mineral extraction

Low environmental impact


Extraction of geothermal energy helps to satisfy Europe’s energy needs. In this aspect, deep geothermal energy will be a key technology.

Raw materials

Mineral extraction from the geothermal fluid will decrease the import dependency of Europe and justify the economics of deep geothermal or EGS systems.


Geothermal energy production has a minimal effect on the environment. The additional close-circuit metal extraction will generate much less environmental impact than the traditional surface or underground mining.

"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".


Latest News

CHPM2030 Visioning workshop, Las Palmas

LPRC recently organised the CHPM2030 Visioning Workshop in Las Palmas. The participants were selected from both Consortium members, external research centres and companies from the geothermal and mineral sector. The workshop is part of the project’s forward looking...

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Meet the CHPM2030 at the EU Raw Materials Week

The Raw Materials Week is organised each year in Brussels to debate about the importance of the mineral raw materials supply for the European Union. Organised by the European Commission between the 12th and the 16th of November, it gathers the European raw materials...

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CHPM2030 2nd Review Meeting

The 4th of October 2018 was the chosen day for the 2nd review meeting of the CHPM2030 project, kindly hosted by La Palma Research Centre (LPRC) and the European Federation of Geologists (EFG) at GeoHub in Brussels. The objective of the meeting was to present to the...

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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement nº 654100