The European Plate Observing System – Netherlands (EPOS-NL) is a Dutch national research infrastructure for solid Earth sciences. EPOS-NL is a cluster of large-scale geophysical facilities for research on georesources. It develops innovative research facilities and integrates these with existing, world-class facilities into a coherent infrastructure.
A consortium of partners from the Netherlands, UK, Turkey, Italy and Iceland investigate and demonstrate the potential of re-injecting CO2 into geothermal fields. This consortium program provides the geothermal energy sector with the means to address the climate change challenge through CO2 utilization and storage.
Campus geothermal well (DAPwell)
TU Delft, Hydreco Geomec, Energie Beheer Nederland (EBN) and Shell are preparing a geothermal project on the TU Delft campus. The goal is to facilitate geothermal research and its application and to use the heat from the earth for the heating of buildings. This geothermal resource will be installed near the TU Delft campus and this unique location will make that this well will become part of a large-scale research programme.
The ‘EASYGO: Efficiency and Safety in Geothermal Operations’ project is one of the Innovative Training Networks (ITN) within the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions funded by the EU. ITNs are meant for extraordinary global research as well as excellent training opportunities for PhD candidates to reach doctorate level.
The Geothermal Capacity Building Programme - Indonesia-Netherlands (GEOCAP) was an international collaboration between Indonesian and Dutch entities (2014-2018) with the goal to develop intimately linked geothermal programmes for education and training, research and subsurface databases at universities across Indonesia.
The project ‘MiMo: Misi Monitoring’ is a collaborative mission to foster scientific collaboration in the field of geothermal energy between Indonesia and the Netherlands. Both social and technical challenges have caused a slow-down in growth of geothermal energy development in many parts of the world in recent years.
Induced seismicity poses a tremendous challenge to future deep geothermal energy exploitation. The large international and multidisciplinary EC GEOTHERMICA DEEP project combines innovation in sensors and data analysis with demonstration and knowledge transfer activities into one coherent work program that will have a profound impact on de-risking future EGS projects.
The general aim of Dimoprec is to accelerate energy efficient geothermal development. Through knowledge development, we minimize operational risks and prolong the lifespan of geothermal systems, reduce operational costs with environmental-societal risk minimization and improve subsurface integrity.
Tanzania Dutch Energy Capacity Building
‘TDECB’ is short for Tanzania Dutch Energy Capacity Building Project. This project aims to strengthen the capacity of post-secondary education and vocational training institutes. This way technical, international and domestic challenges related to renewable energy and the gas sector are easier to address.
The efficiency of geothermal utilisation depends on the behaviour of fluids that transfer heat between the geosphere and the engineered components of a power plant. REFLECT aims to prevent problems related to fluid chemistry rather than treat them. The physical and chemical fluid properties are often poorly defined, as in situ sampling and measurements at extreme conditions are difficult to date.