DESTRESS is a Horizon 2020-supported programme and brings together an international consortium comprising 16 partner institutions from six countries in Europe as well as South Korea. It includes major research entities that are active in geothermal research worldwide such as GFZ in Germany, ETH Zurich in Switzerland, TNO in the Netherlands and KICT in South Korea as well as universities with specialist expertise such as the University of Glasgow in the UK, TU Delft in the Netherlands, the University of Strasbourg in France and Seoul National University in South Korea.
Most of these participants have been leading players in Europe’s largest EGS projects – projects that will be instrumental in applying the innovative treatments in relevant environments such as Soultz-sous-Forêts, Basel and Groß Schönebeck. This expertise is complemented by institutions involved in high-level consultancy for the hydrocarbon industry.
In addition, the consortium includes geothermal industry companies that deploy or operate geothermal sites, produce geothermal electricity and provide heat in Europe and South Korea, namely EnBW and GTN in Germany, ESG in France, GES in Switzerland, GEOTERMA in Lithuania and NEXGEO in South Korea.
The project consortium as a whole ensures close cooperation, continuous exchange of lessons learnt and knowledge transfer between research and industry groups, as well as between local, national and international stakeholders. The consortium intends to forge strong links with the international geothermal community through a Stakeholder Board, which plans to continue geothermal deployment using the DESTRESS findings.