The GECO Project was launched in October 2018. It is a EU innovation action in which GEORG and 17 other companies and research institutions have partnered. GECO aims to capture and store geothermal gases emitted during energy production and provide a cleaner and more cost-efficient power. Building on the CarbFix® technology, and through a consistent monitoring of the reactions that occur in four GECO field sites across Europe, each having a distinct geology, GECO aims to create a tool for predicting chemical behavior of sequestrated gas into a variety of geological reservoirs before they are developed for geothermal energy. Such tools have the potential to decrease both the risk and the cost of future geothermal energy projects.
GEORG leads the dissemination work package and is leading actions in other work packages, namely in the GECO technology deployment, and project management along with the coordinator Reykjavik Energy (OR).
In March 2020, and amidst the COVID-19 breakouts, GECO held its General Assembly online, with over 60 participants from the consortium – a constructive and fruitful meeting which proved the high level of commitment and resilience of the GECO partners in these times of crisis.
On the other hand, the postponement of the WGC2020 resulted in the postponement of the GECO Summer School to May 2022.
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 81816.