Wed, 03 August, 2022
The work of the University of Iceland for the Geo-Coat project has been highlighted in an article published by the Open Access Government website.
The article, ‘Increasing Efficiency: High-temperature Corrosion and Materials Research,’ mentions Geo-Coat alongside two other Horizon 2020-funded projects related to improving the exploitation of geothermal resources.
As geothermal energy is investigated as part of a green and renewable energy mix there is a need to improve well outputs and increase the efficiency of geothermal turbines and production equipment.
With the innovations from these projects, there will be the opportunity to reduce mechanical energy loss and corrosion from geothermal fluids, thereby reducing costs for labour and materials while increasing the lifetimes of materials and components and improving energy production efficiencies.
These gains will become increasingly significant as deeper, hotter and more corrosive geothermal environments are explored.
The article from Open Access Government notes how research from the Horizon 2020 funded projects Geo-Coat, GeoDrill and GeoHex are helping to provide solutions to these problems. The Geo-Coat project began in 2018 with the goal of developing cost-effective, novel corrosion-resistant coatings for high temperature geothermal applications.
You can see the full article from Open Access Government, here.
The Geo-Coat project was funded by the European Union’s H2020 research and innovation programme, Grant agreement, no. 764086.