Research projects

Carbfix2

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The CarbFix2 project aim is to continue developing the CarbFix method. The CarbFix method is a method where sour gases (CO2 and H2S) are mixed with water and then injected into the subsurface where the gases mix with the host rock and then turn into rock.

Carbfix project website

OR Role:

Project Management, as well as providing the geothermal gasses from Hellisheiði Geothermal Power Plant and using the Hengill Geothermal Field for injection of those gases.

Grant:

Horizon 2020 – EU3.3.2. Project id: 764760

Partners:

OR, Centre National de la Recherche, Science Institute at the University of Iceland, Amphos 21 and Climeworks

S4CE

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S4CE will develop a project that includes fundamental studies of fluid transport and reactivity, development of new instruments and methods for the detection and quantification of emissions, micro-seismic events etc., lab and field testing of such new technologies, and the deployment of the successful detection and quantification technologies in sub-surface sites for continuous monitoring of the risks identified by the European Commission.

S4CE Project website

OR role:

At Hellisheidi Geothermal Power Plant S4CE will aim to a) quantify the environmental impact of sub-surface geo-energy applications; (b) demonstrate the new technologies; (c) collect data during the duration of the project.

Grant:

Horizon 2020 - EU3.3.2. Project ID 764810

Partners:

University College London, Université Lyon Claude Bernard, Haeliza GmbH, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, Mirico Ktd, Geothermal Engineering Ltd, TWI Ltd, Geomecon GmbH, University of Eastern Finland, Université de Bretagne Occidentale, Scientific Computing and Modelling N.V., Stadt St. Gallen, University of Iceland, Institute de Physique du Globe de Paris, NIS ad Novi Sad, Association pour la recherché et le developpement des methods et processus industirels, Eidgonessiche Technische Honchschule Zuerich, Universita degli studi di Salemo, Instytut Geofizyki Polskiej Akademii Nauk, GeoThermal Engineering GmbH and Universita degli Studi di Napolo Federico II.

GECO

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The main goal of GECO is to lower emissions from geothermal power generation by capturing them for either reuse or storage. This will be done 1) by further optimizing gas capture and injection infrastructure at Hellisheidi and thereby further lowering emissions; 2) by implementing lessons learned at Hellisheidi at 3 other field site demonstrations across Europe and 3) by combining the success of the CarbFix approach with corresponding gas re-use approaches.

GECO project website

OR role:

Reykjavík Energy is in the Project Management, as well as providing the geothermal gasses from both Hellisheiði Geothermal Power Plant and Nesjavellir Geothermal Power Plant.

Grant:

Horizon 2020 – EU.3.3.2. Project ID 818169

Partners:

Iceland GeoSurvey, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Georg – Geothermal Research Cluster, Univeristy of Iceland, IFP Energies Nouvelles, Universita Degli Studi di Firenze, Graziella Green Power S.P.A, Storengy SAS, Fundacion Circe Ceontro de Investigacion de Recursosy Consumos Energeticos, Plan B CO2 BV, Zorlu Enerji Elektrik Uretim AS, United Kingdom Research and Innovation, Middle East Technical University, Consiglio Nazionale Delle Ricerche, Hochschule Mochum, Institutt for Energiteknikk and Asociation de Investigacion Metalurgba del Noroeste

Heatstore

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The main objectives of the HEATSTORE project are to lower the cost, reduce the risks and to optimize performance of high temperature (~25 to ~90°C) underground thermal energy storage technologies by demonstrating 6 distinct configurations of heat sources, heat storage, and heat utilization. Technical, economic, environmental, regulatory and policy aspects will be addressed that are necessary to support efficient and cost-effective deployment in Europe.

Heatstore Project website

OR role:

The role of OR in this project is through two different case studies and is in both cases related to numerical simulations. On one hand we are looking at possible seasonal injection of surplus hot water from the Nesjavellir high temperature field into a low temperature system within Iceland´s capital area. On the other hand we are looking into linking recent advances in academic/research reservoir modelling tools that ETH Zurich have developed and conventional commercial field scale modelling schemes that are currently used for the Hengill area. The aim is to be able to simulate deeper parts of the system.

Grant:

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Geothermica - Rannís.

Partners:

TNO, IFT, KWR, ECWm UniGe, ETHZ, UniNe, UniBern, SIG, EWB, BRGM, STY, GZB, GEUS, PE, VITO, IVAR,  UPC, DH, NODA, SPIE, KWB, NIOO

SPARCS

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Urban ecosystems generate an Information Society with citizens being at the centre of the decision process and aware of the city’s activities.  A top priority is to set up inclusive management and planning models, ecosystems and processes, with involving companies, city planning and technical departments, and citizen and research organizations.

SPARCS Project website

OR role:

Reykjavík City has created an ambitious action plan that includes steadily increasing ratio of electricity-powered modes of transport including creating an electric public transportation corridor. Reykjavík Energy partnered up with the city to achieve this plan.

Grant:

Horizon 2020

Partners:

Various

GeoHEX

Advanced material for cost-efficient and enhanced heat exchange performance for geothermal application.

Grant:

Horizon 2020

GeoPRO

GEOPRO project aims to improve the accuracyy and consistency og key thermodynamic and kinetic input data. GEOPRO aims to generate advances in understanding and modelling of geofluid properties

GeoPRO Project website

Grant:

Horizon 2020

Partners:

Iceland, Norway, United Kingdom, Switzerland, Germany, France and Turkey

GeoSMART

Combine thermal energy storages with flexible Organic Rankine cycle solutions to provide a highly flexible operational capability of a geothermal installation.

GeoSMART Project website

Grant:

Horizon 2020

Partners:

Iceland, Norway, United Kingdom, Belgium, Germany, France, Italy, Turkey