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Available now: Final DESTRESS Report

Final DESTRESS Report is available!

On about 40 pages you learn everything about the DESTRESS projects, its results and insights. The report includes a summary of each scientific work package as well as a timeline showing important DESTRESS events, milestones reached, site visits and much more. In addition, all best practice reports compiled during the last four years are summarised and presented within the report. All in all: The four project years of DESTRESS are condensed in one report.

Please have a look at it here: DESTRESS Final Report 2020


Review of the Final Public DESTRESS Conference

Review of the Final Public DESTRESS Conference

The final public DESTRESS conference took place on 24 and 25 November 2020. On those two days, members of the DESTRESS project shared their main findings and international representatives of the geothermal community held insightful speeches which led to fruitful follow-up discussions between all participants. During the two-hour poster sessions on the second day, the discussions could be continued on a smaller scale. Furthermore, they offered the opportunity to exchange experiences and talk about the research carried out in various fields related to geothermal energy.

In total, 18 posters were presented and discussed in three different thematic sessions. Did you miss the poster sessions? For those who were not able to join the poster sessions and the following lesson learnt sessions: you find the key points of the first and second session summarised here:

Join our Final Public Conference!

Join our Final Public Conference!

The final public DESTRESS conference takes place on 24 and 25 November 2020! We are delighted to invite you to join the international geothermal community and to support the better understanding of potentials given by the geothermal energy. Owing to the extraordinary circumstances of the Covid-19 pandemic, the conference will be held online. If you would like to join us, please register yourself here until 23 November 2020, participation is free of charge.

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CORDIS Results Pack on geothermal energy

DESTRESS findings released in CORDIS Results Pack on geothermal energy

The Community Research and Development Information Service (CORDIS) published a report about geothermal energy and a collection of EU-funded research results such as DESTRESS. The CORDIS Results Pack features brief articles on the most recent EU-funded geothermal energy projects. It covers the full spectrum of geothermal energy research and provides a holistic overview of the key priorities for further development and investment in these technologies. One of the projects presented in this report is DESTRESS.

Since 2016, DESTRESS has been developing and testing new stimulation methods for enhanced geothermal systems (EGS). These new stimulation methods would enable more efficient and sustainable use of geothermal energy while preventing induced seismic events and pollution of groundwater reservoirs. The lessons learnt during DESTRESS operations can positively influence and taken into account at other sites in future. From where the inspiration came to foster EGS and develop new stimulation methods is fully explained in the Results Pack of CORDIS.

Welcome to DESTRESS

DESTRESS stands for a promising and future-oriented approach to demonstrate soft stimulation methods of EGS. We focus on solutions for the exploitation of underground heat which are economical, sustainable and environmentally responsible. Co-funded by the EU, we contribute to the European energy strategy, which targets renewable energy, greenhouse gas reduction and energy efficiency. The primarily objective of DESTRESS is to develop a comprehensive compilation of good practices for successful geothermal projects through demonstration and research.

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Access Programmes

DESTRESS offers virtual and physical access to its sites. Every demonstration site differs in its environment and the stimulation techniques used.