GEMex -Cooperation in Geothermal energy research Europe-Mexico for development of Enhanced Geothermal Systems and Superhot Geothermal Systems
Funded by EC - Horizon 2020 and the Ministry of Energy in Mexico.
Coordinator at ÍSOR: Gylfi Páll Hersir, Geophysicist.
GEMex has the ambition to bring together the extended Mexican know how of discovering, developing, and deploying conventional geothermal energy systems with a variety of European expertise from similar geothermal energy systems (Italy, Iceland etc.), of developing EGS technology, and finding new approaches to make use of super-hot geothermal systems. The approach should lead to concepts for extended future deployment of geothermal energy in Europe and Mexico. This will be done by common site developments, one for hot-EGS (Enhanced Geothermal Systems) and one for SHGS (Super-Hot Geothermal Systems). This approach will open synergies of competencies and technologies and will lead to an acceleration of the learning curve for geothermal development. Potential drill paths will be developed in the target areas in order to maximise the scientific output. The findings will be compared to extended experiences in EGS projects in Europe and elsewhere and with the few SHGS-projects in Europe (IDDP1) and Japan (Kakkonda).
SP1 (Resource Assessment)
SP2 (Reservoir characterization)
SP3 (Concepts for reservoir development and utilization)rope-Mexico for development of Enhanced Geothermal Systems and Superhot Geothermal Systems