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22 August 2022

20 million EU Grant for research underground heat storage

20 million EU Grant for research underground heat storage

The EU aims to have a net-zero greenhouse gas (GHG) economy by 2050. At present, heating and cooling represent around 50% of the final energy demand in Europe and are for a large part supplied by fossil fuel derived energy. Large scale seasonal heat storage is a key strategy to decarbonize heating in order to achieve EU ambitions, because sustainable sources like geothermal and solar provide a lot of heat in summer, while we need it in winter. The PUSH-IT consortium receives this Horizon Europe grant to demonstrate and develop such heat storage systems. PUSH-IT stands for Piloting Underground Seasonal Heat Storage In geothermal reservoirs.

31 May 2022

Geothermal source on TU Delft campus a step closer

Geothermal source on TU Delft campus a step closer

De urgentie van de energietransitie neemt elke dag verder toe. De CO2-uitstoot moet in 2030 met 55% verminderd zijn ten opzichte van 1990 en 1,5 miljoen huishoudens moeten dan aardgasvrij zijn. Dat vraagt om concrete actie. Zo’n tien jaar geleden kreeg een groep TU Delft studenten het idee om een geothermische bron op de universiteitscampus te boren. Wat eerst een wild plan leek, werd in gang gezet toen bleek dat de campus een ideale plek voor geothermie was.

26 January 2022

A geothermal research well on TU Delft’s premises

A geothermal research well on TU Delft’s premises

Years ago a group of TU Delft students got the idea of realising a geothermal well at the university campus. What at first seemed like a wild plan was set into motion when it became clear the campus grounds were in fact an ideal location. Now, for theme leader Phil Vardon things are almost about to get real. After years of measuring, liaising and researching, detailed preparations to make it a reality are in full flow now. “This geothermal source on our campus will become one of the world’s biggest hotspots for research into geothermal energy.”

12 July 2021

NWO project on minimizing the risk of induced seismicity associated with geothermal energy granted

NWO project on minimizing the risk of induced seismicity associated with geothermal energy granted

Anne Pluymakers, Annemarie Muntendam-Bos, Denis Voskov (all TU Delft) and André Niemeijer (Utrecht University) have been awarded funding from the NWO OTP program for their project “Minimizing the risk of induced seismicity associated with geothermal energy in fractured reservoirs”

12 July 2021

Delft misses out on millions of euros in subsidy for future energy source

Delft misses out on millions of euros in subsidy for future energy source

TU Delft, Hydreco Geomec, Energie Beheer Nederland (EBN) and Shell are preparing a geothermal project on the TU Delft campus.

29 March 2021

David Bruhn elected new Coordinator of EERA JP Geothermal

David Bruhn elected new Coordinator of EERA JP Geothermal

David Bruhn, Professor for Geothermal Engineering at our department, was elected as the next coordinator of the EERA Joint Programme Geothermal Energy (JPGE), as of July 1, 2021. The EERA is the European Energy Research Alliance (www.eera-set.eu) and is the largest energy research community in Europe, covering the whole range of low-carbon energy technologies as well as some systemic topics.

09 March 2021

Successful PhD defence of Yang Wang

Successful PhD defence of Yang Wang

Yang Wang held his PhD defence on the 23rd of February. You can access his thesis with the title ‘The impact of heterogeneity on geothermal production: simulation benchmarks and applications’ via the TU Delft repository.

24 November 2020

NWO ATES Triplet project granted !

NWO ATES Triplet project granted !

Congratulations to Phil Vardon, who was awarded an NWO Open Technology Programme grant for the project entitled ATES Triplet.

29 September 2020

Successful PhD defence of Baptiste Lepillier

Successful PhD defence of Baptiste Lepillier

Baptiste Lepillier held his PhD defence on the 29th of September 2020. You can access his thesis with the title ‘Characterization of a Fracture-Controlled Enhanced Geothermal System (EGS) in the Trans-Mexican-Volcanic-Belt (TMVB)’ via the TU Delft repository.

02 July 2020

Focus on Geothermal

Focus on Geothermal

Maren Brehme gave a talk on Geothermal Energy in the Netherlands in an IGC online meeting.

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