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Materials Challenges in Geothermal Energy Production

Webinars 22 March 2021

 'Geo-Coat: Materials Challenges in Geothermal Energy Production'

Abstract:

Can coatings help mitigate the material challenges in geothermal energy production?

As part of the project Geo-Coat (funded by European Union's Horizon 2020, Grant agreement 764086), novel corrosion- and erosion- resistant coatings based on selected high entropy alloys (HEAs) and ceramic/metal mixtures (Cermets) have been developed, showing remarkable resistance to threats from geothermal operations.

These coatings can be applied through standard coating techniques (primarily high velocity oxygen-fuel and laser cladding) and have been designed to provide the required bond strength, hardness and density for challenging geothermal applications.

This event will present an overview of the Geo-Coat methodology to address the material challenges, exciting results from in-situ durability testing of the coatings in real geothermal environments, demonstration of flow assurance simulation models, demonstration of economic impact of Geo-Coat through levelized cost of energy (LCOE) results, and the benefits of using coatings from lessons learned by end users.

 

Programme:

  • The Geo-Coat project
  • In-situ durability testing of Geo-Coat developed coatings
  • Geo-Coat Geothermal Flow Assurance Simulator
  • The environmental footprint results with and without Geo-Coat technology components adopted in an Icelandic double flash type geothermal power plant
  • Economic impact of Geo-Coat in highly corrosive geothermal environment
  • Benefits of using coatings in geothermal power plants from an end-user perspective: Lessons learned

 Agenda will be available soon.

 Acknowledgment:

The Geo-Coat project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme. Grant agreement 764086. 

 

 

Speakers

Namrata Kale  - Collaborative Project Manager - Materials Business Development

Namrata Kale

Collaborative Project Manager - Materials Business Development

Namrata Kale is a Collaborative Project Manager in the Materials Business Development Section. Her current activities include the management and delivery of European and Innovate projects across different sections within the Materials and Structural Integrity Technology Group.

Francesco Fanicchia - Senior Project Leader, Surface Engineering

Francesco Fanicchia

Senior Project Leader, Surface Engineering

Francesco joined TWI in 2018 as a senior project leader in the Surfacing section, after a PhD focused on novel Thermal Barrier Coatings (TBC) for aerospace applications.

 Francesco now coordinates European (Horizon2020), Innovate UK and single client projects, primarily focusing on novel coating materials for aggressive environments deposited through cold spray and thermal spray technologies. His main research interest lies in the development of High Entropy Alloys, complex materials generated by combining different elements (>3) to provide interesting thermo-mechanical properties.

TWI has considerable experience in the successful development and characterisation of coatings for several applications in aerospace, power generation, oil & gas, etc. Discover more about TWI's coating and surface engineering technologies. 

 

Dagur Ingi Ólafsson - Project Manager

Dagur Ingi Ólafsson

Project Manager
Innovation Center Iceland

Dagur Ingi Ólafsson is a project manager working in the field of material science and geothermal power at Innovation Center Iceland (ICI). He received his B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering in 2015 from the University of Iceland and his Masters degree in Mechanical Engineering in 2018 from Aalto University in Finland. Dagur has been working in geothermal research projects at ICI for three years, during which his main focus has been on the in-situ corrosion testing of various metal alloys and coatings in the geothermal environment. Dagur is the project manager for ICI in European research projects such as Geo-Coat, GeoHex, MEET and GeoSmart.

M A Hye Chowdhury - Applied Physicist

M A Hye Chowdhury

Applied Physicist
Technovative Solutions Ltd. (TVS)

M A Hye Chowdhury is an applied physicist with extensive experience in materials science. He has been working at Technovative Solutions Ltd (TVS) in the UK since 2012. He did his PhD at Brunel University, UK, on inorganic crystalline materials in 1999. He has more than 20 years of research and innovation experience and research collaboration with academia and industry from European countries. He has extensive experience in research and innovation on the development of coating materials for geothermal power sectors and beyond and waste heat recovery system development in the secondary aluminium recycling industries. He is an innovation-driven science and technology expert and involved with the European Framework Programme since FP7. He is currently working on different EC H2020 projects, i.e. Smartrec (GA no. 723838), Geo-Coat (GA no. 764086), GeoSmart (GA no. 818576), GeoHex (GA no. 851917), Geo-Drill (GA no. 815319), FORGE (GA no. 958457) and WeldGalaxy (GA no. 822106), analysing materials and processes to develop life cycle assessment (LCA) and cost models for the innovative technologies involved in these projects.

Mohammad Ashadul Hoque  - Electrical and Electronics Engineer

Mohammad Ashadul Hoque

Electrical and Electronics Engineer
Technovative Solutions Ltd. (TVS)

Mohammad Ashadul Hoque is an electrical and electronics engineer with extensive experience in telecommunications, information technology, industrial control systems, revenue assurance and fraud management. He has been working at Technovative Solutions Ltd (TVS) in the UK since 2020. He is currently working on different EC H2020 projects i.e. Geo-Coat (GA no. 764086), Geo-Drill (GA no. 815319), OPTIDRILL (GA no. 101006964), Geo-Pro (GA no. 815319) and FORGE (GA no. 958457) in different capacities and with various technologies and tools.

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