Program: Horizon 2020: Developing the next generation technologies of renewable electricity and heating/cooling
Budget: EUR 4 235 567,5
Duration: 2016/01/01 – 2019/06/30
CHPM2030 is developing a novel and potentially disruptive technology solution which can help satisfy EU member-states’ needs for energy and strategic metals in a single interlinked process. The project aims at converting ultra-deep metallic mineral formations into orebody-EGS’ which will serve as a basis for the development of a new type of facility for Combined Heat, Power and Metal extraction (CHPM). The project already finished defining a CHPM related methodology framework, and currently working on laboratory experiments. These ongoing working tasks aim to investigate integrated reservoir management, metal mobilization using mild leaching and nano particles, overall system dynamics, metal recovery with geothermal fluid electrolysis and gas diffusion electroprecipitation and electrocrystallization, salinity gradient power. As a final outcome, the project will deliver specifications of the new CHPM scheme. The horizontal aim is to investigate previously unexplored pathways at low technology-readiness levels. This will be achieved by developing a roadmap in support of the pilot implementation of a CHPM system before 2025, and full-scale commercial implementation before 2030
La Palma Research Centre is coordinating Work Package 6 – Roadmapping and Preparation for Pilots. This WP sets the ground for subsequent pilot implementation, bearing in mind that CHPM2030 is a low-TRL research project, based on a novel idea that needs further nurturing and support beyond the immediate duration of the project. Our other objective in WP6 is to map converging technology areas and develop a research roadmap that could help bring forward the realisation of the envisioned CHPM scheme. WP6 implementation is built upon 3 major tasks: Task 6.1 Horizon Scanning & Visions, Task 6.2 Preparation for pilots, Task 6.3 Roadmapping
Learn more about the project at chpm2030.eu or contact our CHPM2030 Project Manager, Tamás Miklovicz at tamas.miklovicz_at_lapalmacentre.eu.