Wed, 03 August, 2022
GeoHex is one of three Horizon 2020-funded projects highlighted in a new article published online by Open Access Government that investigates work undertaken by the University of Iceland.
The article, ‘Increasing Efficiency: High-temperature Corrosion and Materials Research,’ investigates how geothermal power could help provide a solution to the requirement for green and renewable energy.
However, in order to achieve this, there is a need to deliver higher well outputs and increased efficiencies for geothermal turbines and production equipment. These advances would mitigate the mechanical energy loss and corrosion associated with geothermal fluids, in turn increasing the lifetime of materials and components, reducing costs for labour and materials while also improving energy production efficiency. And, as deeper geothermal resources are investigated, these innovations could provide solutions for tapping into hotter and more corrosive geothermal environments.
Open Access Government noted how research from the Horizon 2020 funded projects Geo-Coat, GeoDrill and GeoHex are helping to provide solutions to these problems.
GeoHex has been developing advanced materials with anti-scaling and anti-corrosion properties to offer cost-efficient and enhanced heat exchanger performance for geothermal applications.
You can see the full article from Open Access Government, here.
The GeoHex project received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme, Grant agreement no. 851917.