Ongoing work

Main task

•Select a site with geothermal potential, convince and add to the consortium an industrial partner whose activity emits compatible amounts of CO2.

•Find additional funding for the next phase of the project aiming at setting up a first CO2-DISSOLVED demonstration pilot.

>Pursue the scientific work carried out in the initial CO2-Dissolved project

•Lab experiments with site (or analogue) samples

•Numerical modelling of CO2 injection scenarios and experiments

•Design of the injection system and, if needed, the capture facility

•Monitoring of injected CO2

•Integration of Heat Pumps to optimize heat recovery

>Prepare the next step

•Economic and market study

•Social acceptance

•Regulation and administrative aspects (applicable in France)




>First testing of a Pi-CO2 bench-scale prototype

•Low-pressure system designed and manufactured in the USA

•To be installed and operated in the BRGM labs in Orléans (France)

•Demonstrate and evaluate the hydrodynamic performance of the system






Dernière mise à jour le 21.12.2017