Mon, 10 October, 2022
Findings from the collaborative GeoSmart Project, of which TWI is a part, have been published in the latest issue of Heat Exchanger World magazine.
GeoSmart excels at optimising and demonstrating innovations to improve the flexibility and efficiency of geothermal heat and power systems.
It has a consortium comprising of 19 partners across Europe led by TWI. All the partners have complementary expertise necessary to develop, disseminate and exploit the GeoSmart project.
GeoSmart aims to turn geothermal energy from an ‘always on’ resource to one that provides the fast flexibility to function as a fully reliable and controllable energy source. This will not only reduce costs but also deliver improved environmental performance and energy security.
One of the objectives of the GeoSmart project is to improve the energetic efficiency of the process, by recovering heat from the brine with a limited scaling effect in the reinjection well, as it would block the whole system.
With the rising energy prices and the challenge of securing Net Zero for the global climate as well as geopolitical issues, geothermal energy offers a solution for the future energy mix. This would not only reduce energy consumption, promote a more sustainable environment.
You can read the full article (which appears of page 38), here.
The GeoSmart project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme grant agreement 818576