The R & D Programme On Geothermal Energy Of The Commission Of The European Communities Results And Future

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Journal Article: The R & D Programme On Geothermal Energy Of The Commission Of The European Communities Results And Future

Abstract
DGXII of the Commission of the European Communities has supported research and development in the field of geothermal energy since 1975, and has just begun the fifth, and probably final, four year programme. The first programmes concentrated on data collection in order to establish the geothermal potential of the Community. This work resulted in the drafting and publication of two Atlases, one dealing with sub-surface temperatures and one with geothermal resources. Three multidisciplinary studies were undertaken on three known geothermal reservoirs with different characteristics, in order to test the validity of various exploration methods. A major element in recent years has been Hot Dry Rock studies, which have evolved during the course of the various programmes from laboratory experiments and work in shallow holes towards a European test site where an international team of scientists coordinates research teams from different Member States. Basic scientific support to exploitation of geothermal energy has been given by geochemistry. The present R & D programme centres on HDR research and abatement of corrosion and scaling in geothermal systems. Besides the geothermal work the programme also supports studies in deep reservoir geology.

Authors 
Karel P. Louwrier, John D. Garnish and Erika Staroste








Published Journal 
Geothermics, Date Not Provided





DOI 
10.1016/0375-6505(92)90045-B


 

Citation

Karel P. Louwrier,John D. Garnish,Erika Staroste. . The R & D Programme On Geothermal Energy Of The Commission Of The European Communities Results And Future. Geothermics. (!) .