Main tasks

•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

•Installed and operated in the BRGM labs in Orléans, France

•Demonstrate and evaluate the hydrodynamic performance of the system








  • Communication - valorisation


  • Articles published in peer-reviewed journals
  • Communications at conferences

See Media Library

  • Pre-selection and canvassing of CO2 industrial emitters


  • Report presenting the results of the actions carried out
  • Regulatory and legal aspects


  • Report
  • Local hydrogeological study


  • Modelling of boreholes and geothermal doublets
  • Modelling results and strategy
  • Pre-dimensioning


  • Case studies
  • Decision making tool
  • Socio-economic study based on the CO2-DISSOLVED concept


  • Risk management


  • Integrated approach of risk management
  • Geophysical monitoring


  • Report
  • Experimental study of water-rock reactivity


  • Numerical models allowing the assessment of fate and long term behaviour to predict the injection scenario at reservoir scale
  • Pi-CO2 capture prototype
  • Prototype designed built and tested



Dernière mise à jour le 15.04.2019