TWI Pioneers Research in Geothermal
Building on its core expertise in materials testing and surface engineering, TWI, is currently leading several initiatives worth over €40 million of EU funding. These projects exhibit excellence in providing innovative solutions to spectrum of challenges in geothermal.
- Mitigating high drilling costs by developing holistic drilling technologies
- Developing high-performance innovative materials and coatings for improved efficient and longevity of plant components.
- Bridging the knowledge gap in understanding the chemistry of geofluids
- Developing energy storage and power management innovations to provide daily flexibility
Marit Brommer (IGA), Johan Van Bael (VITO), Chris Punshon (TWI), Massimo Luchini (ENEL), Ural Halaçoğlu (Zorlu Energy),and Sæmundur Guðlaugsson (ON Power).
The projects have received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement numbers 764086 (Geo-Coat), 815319(Geo-Drill), 818576 (GeoSmart),851816 (GEOPRO) and 851917 (GeoHex).
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