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Project outcomes of CHPM2030 project – Combined (geothermal) heat, power and metal extraction

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Alexander Richter 20 Oct 2019

In its final outcome factsheet, the CHPM2030 project has shared details in reports on the different results from the activities of the project partners. The CHPM2030 project was set up 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 CHPM2030 project has finished, and has published a final impact factsheet. This document concisely summarises the project outcomes during the years, providing a timeline of development of the Consortium.

Many of the project results were already presented at CHPM2030 Final Conference in the framework of the EuroWorkshop “Geology and the energy transition” on 23 May 2019 at the Science Centre of Delft University of Technology (the Netherlands).

The “Combined heat, power and metal extraction” CHPM2030 project was set up 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). In order to improve the economics of deep geothermal energy development, the project has investigated possible technologies for mobilising metals from metal-bearing geological formations with geothermal potential at a depth of 3 to 4 km, and potentially even deeper, and recovering metals from the geothermal fluid at surface. Thanks to the research by the CHPM2030 Team, the co-production of energy and metals might become possible and may be optimised according to market demands in the future.

In the factsheet shared this month, the project shares highlights of the project since its inception in 2016. Here the final results shared for 2018/ 2019.

Read the full Impact Fact sheet below, or download it here.

Source: CHPM2030