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 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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CHPM2030 releases third edition of its newsletter

The CHPM2030 project aims to develop a novel technology, which combines deep geothermal energy production with metals extraction from the geothermal fluid in a single interlinked process (Combined Heat Power and Metals – CHPM). The project team now releases the third...

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CHPM2030 consortium meeting in Reykjavík

Iceland is a pioneer in the use of geothermal energy. Thus, the perfect location for CHPM2030 consortium partners to meet and discuss about the project outcomes and organise the work for the coming months. Kindly hosted by ISOR, the Iceland GeoSurvey, the consortium...

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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