Fri, 24 March, 2023
The GeoSmart project team hosted a webinar on 22 March 2023 dedicated to the topic of ‘Opportunities and Challenges for Hybridization of Geothermal.’
Middle East Technical University’s Mechanical Engineering Professor Dr Derek K Baker spoke during the online event, offering details of the hybridisation of geothermal power plant resources with solar and or biomass power production.
Declining geothermal reservoirs can create excess power block capacities, but hybridising existing geothermal plants with biomass or concentrating solar thermal (CST) systems makes use of the excess capacities and offers the opportunity to deliver additional ‘green’ heat.
To achieve this hybridisation, knowledge gained from projects such as GeoSmart can be aligned with knowledge on biomass and CST resources to work around the different characteristics of these technologies.
Identifying and exploiting current research and innovation, as well as the operational synergies between different clean energy technologies, creates the opportunity for collaborative follow-up activities to be catalysed.
The webinar, which was well attended and provided some good interaction on the day, included information from the GeoSmart and CST4ALL projects and those who missed it (or would like to see it again), can see a full recording, below:
The GeoSmart project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement 818576.
The CST4ALL project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon Europe research and innovation programme under grant agreements 101075408.