The overall aim of DeepU is to create a deep (>4 km), closed-loop, vitrified, waterproof, non-cracked U-tube heat exchanger by combining laser and cryogenic gas into a single technological drilling solution. The developed fast and effective drilling technology is tested at the laboratory scale in different rock types to verify its capacity to liquefy and vitrify the rocks, leaving the borehole ready for heat exchange immediately after drilling. The demonstration at the laboratory scale produces the information required for assessing the technological, environmental and economic sustainability and defining the potential and commercial attractiveness of the proposed solution.
Read our leaflet for a quick introduction to the project. You may also access it here for English version.
More details can be found in the brochure. Click on the image or access it here for English version.
You can also download here the Communication Kit, a complete set of communication documents including the project branding documents (logo, deliverable template, presentation template), the leaflet, and the brochure.
|Title||Deep U-tube heat exchanger breakthrough: combining laser and cryogenics gas for geothermal energy exploitation|
|Type of action||HORIZON-EIC|
|Grant Agreement number||101046937|
|Starting date||1 March 2022|
|Project Coordinator||Eloisa Di Sipio|
University of Padua, Italy