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Geo-Coat Newsletter - Issue 3

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22nd November 2019

Geo-Coat consortium publishes the 3rd issue of its newsletter. Find out about our recent progress and impacts by clicking  here.

Geothermal Energy: Opportunities and Challenges

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15th September 2019

Geo-Coat, in collaboration with project S4CE (grant agreement number 764810), hosted a workshop on “Geothermal Energy: Opportunities and Challenges”. The event was focussed on identification of challenges with geothermal exploitation and demonstration of the techno-economic solutions through contributions of H2020 projects S4CE and Geo-Coat.

Find us at Parsons 2019

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30th August 2019

Geothermal sources are naturally aggressive environments that represent a major threat to the integrity of the various components of geothermal power plants, such as steam turbines. Project Geo-Coat is working towards development of novel and cost effective corrosion resistant coatings for such harsh enviornments. To find out more, meet our expert at the upcoming Parsons 2019!!

Geo-Coat @ ICIR 2019

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3rd June 2019

Geo-Coat recently presented its work on cermet depositions by HVOF and ESD techniques suitable for geothermal turbines at International Conference on Innovative Research (ICIR 2019- 16th-18th of May), Iaşi, Romania. The work was presented by  Dr.Aurelian Buzaianu, METAV.

Geo-Coat @ EUSEW19

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Geo-Coat will be partcipating in the session 'Geothermal Energy: Meeting Financial and Technical challenges' at the EU Sustainable Energy Week #EUSEW19. The workshop is lead by TWI (Geo-Coat coordinator) with Geological Survey of Austria and EGEC  as coorganisers. The workshop aims to present the potential of geothermal energy in shaping the goal towards a sustainable clean energy as well as highlight the technology road map that would set the direction of future geothermal research in Europe.

Geo-Coat hosts its 2nd bi-annual consortium meeting

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Geo-Coat hosted its 2nd bi-annual consortium meeting in Romania from 9th - 11th April 2019. The meeting included updates on project progress across all work packages followed by strategic disussions on future plans.

Geo-Coat Newsletter - Issue 2

 31st January, 2019 

As we complete a sucessful first year, the consortium is happy to share the 2nd Issue of Geo-Coat newsletter. To find out more about our coatings and our approach on using simulated geothermal enviornments for testings click here.

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Geo-Coat @ NACE 2019

Geo-Coat consortium is happy to announce its partcipation in the upcoming NACE International’s CORROSION Conference & Expo, March 2019. Meet our experts and find out more about our recent progress in development of corrosion and erosion resistant coatings for geothermal enviornments .
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High-performance coatings for aggressive enviornments

 High Entropy Alloys (HEA’s) are multi-component alloys composed of 5 to 13 elements with high configurational entropy. HEA’s have been proven to exhibit remarkable mechanical and corrosion resistance properties in various environmental conditions. Due to their unique properties, Geo-Coat uses HEA’s as candidate materials to develop high performance erosion and corrosion resistant coatings to meet the requirements of the aggressive Geothermal environments.  Recently, as part of our ongoing work on investigating the corrosion performance of state-of-the art HEA’s coatings, our partners from University “Politehnica” Bucharest, Romania, developed an HEA with the composition HfNbTaTiZr by using mechanical alloying. The work was presented at the 7 th International Conference on Materials Science and Technologies, ROMAT 2018, Bucharest, Romania, November 15-18th, 2018. The work highlighted the early stage developments including investigation of the flow rate and slope angle to determine the best parameters for powder pressing and sintering. The HfNbTaTiZr HEA will be used further for laser cladding process and producing electrodes for electrospark deposition technique.

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Geo-Coat @ RoMAT 2018

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Geo-Coat partners UPB presented a paper at the international conference on Materials science and technologies, RoMAT in Bucharest, Romania, 15-18th November 2018.

Geo-Coat in La Nueva EspaƱa

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Aurelian Buzaianu at IRCSEEME 2018

The Geo-Coat partners Metav, Romania, presented the work on 'Structural Properties Ni20Cr10Al2Y Coatings for Geothermal Conditions' at the 2nd International Research Conference on Sustainable Energy, Engineering, Materials and Environment (IRCSEEME), earlier this year.  Aurelian Buzaianu, Metav R&D, Bucharest, also gave a short interview in Spanish about of the materials and the geothermy on the local TV news of Oviedo and reporters of the newspaper "La Nueva España". For more details click here.

 

Bi-Annual Consortium meeting

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 September 22nd, 2018 

 Geo-Coat is hosted its 1st bi-annual consortium meeting from 19 - 21st September 2018 at Inonovation Centre Iceland. The meeting focussed on partner presentations on the progress of individual work packages including future plans.

Geo-Coat Newsletter - Issue 1

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Geo-Coat Newsletter - Issue 1

August 14, 2018 

 We are please to announce the first Geo-Coat Newsletter. Download the project's first issue to find our more about the project objectives, consortium information, results from sampling studies of geothermal fluids and more such exciting information from the Geo-Coat family.

Geo-Coat project funding approved under Horizon 2020

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 June 09, 2018 

We are please to announce that the funding for the Geo-Coat project has been approved and work will begin very soon. Please check back to this page or sign up to our mailing list to receive email updates. Click here  to read more.