CHPM2030: Combined Heat, Power and Metal extraction
Deep geothermal energy
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.
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".
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more