Research projects
Supported Through Open Calls

GEORG supported research projects through open calls during the first phase of the cluster formation and funded research of 22 Icelandic collaborative projects. These initiatives then formed a basis for two large ventures that combined the results from these projects, namely Deep Roots of Geothermal Systems (DRG) and Waste 2 Value (W2V) and some of the projects are still developing their ideas and being transformed to the new activities.

Soon on the GEORG website, we will post the Success Stories of these collaborations.

Below list of 22 projects
supported by open calls
between 2010-2014

Development of coupled reactive fluid flow models

The TOUGHREACT project is a numerical simulation program developed at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL).

The Icelandic participation in the EU supported project (GEISER)

The Geothermal Engineering Integrating Mitigation of Induced Seismicity in Reservoir GEISER project worked specifically on developing a better understanding of the key parameters that control induced seismicity in response to an injection.


HYDRORIFT is a subproject of the French GEOFLUX which develops cooperation between French and Icelandic groups of scientists to study seismicity and its relation to geothermal activity on the eastern part of the Reykjanes Peninsula in SW Iceland.

Properties of two phase flow of water and steam in geothermal reservoirs

This project studied a two-phase flow in geothermal reservoirs, both theoretically using mathematical models and by conducting experiments on such flow situations.

Renewability of Geothermal Resources

Geothermal resources are classified as renewable, but are a combination of an energy current and vast stored energy.

High pressure and high temperature geothermal grouts

This project deals with grouts for cementing steel casings in geothermal wells where high temperature and high pressure prevail (geothermal grout).

Resistivity survey of Grímsvötn 1

The object of the project was to map the resistivity structure of the Grímsvötn geothermal system in detail using (far-) off-central TEM soundings (a variation of the LOTEM method).

Biological Utilization of Geothermal Gas

The objective of the project focuses on a functional and economically viable solution to the problem of hydrogen sulphide exhaust from geothermal power plants.

Evaluation and Improvements of Geothermal Models using Inverse Analysis (EIGMIA)

The project placed emphasis on establishing an inverse modeling methodology to use on three different aspects of geothermal power development.

CarbFix Project

The overall objective of the CarbFix project developed an industrial solution for mineral sequestration of CO2 in basalt, and trained young scientists to carry this knowledge into the future.

Advanced 3D Geophysical Imaging Technologies for Geothermal Resource Characterization

The project is a comprehensive Icelandic and USA cooperation under the International Partnership for Geothermal Technology (IPGT) agreement.

Green Geothermal Growth Use of Geothermal Heat for Warm Water Eco-Culture

The aim of the project is to implement sustainable warm water aquaculture in Iceland utilizing local resources, building an ecological food park based on integrated systems with polyculture, aquaponics, tailored feed from local raw materials and added value food production with the focus on healthy and safe food for export.

The Hengill Geothermal Reservoir. Evaluation of Subsurface Geological Data

This project is aimed at defining the character of the Hengill geothermal system with special emphasis on integrating the various geological and geophysical borehole data.

Utilization of Supercritical Geothermal Fluid

This project evaluates appropriate cycle and equipment selections for the utilization of supercritical or high superheat geothermal resources.

Geothermal Economic Impact Data Base

The first stage of the project consisted of compiling and collecting data on the utilization of geothermal resources from the National Energy Authority (NEA) for the period 1994-2009.


The overall goal of the project was to design and build a photo bioreactor-based algae factory utilizing geothermal energy in an efficient manner to fix CO2 into valuable chemicals that are produced from algae.

Sustainability Assessment Protocol for Geothermal Utilization

Sustainable utilization of geothermal energy means that it is produced and used in such a way that it is compatible with the well-being of current and future generations as clearly illustrated by the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and the Sustainable Energy for All Initiative.

Mapping interaction between magmatic and hydrothermal system (with fluid inclusion analysis)

The project investigated chemical changes and rock alteration in vicinity to magma near the roots of active geothermal systems with the aim of improving the understanding of the interaction between the magmatic and hydrothermal system.

Evaluating the Cost of Environmental Impact Due to Geothermal Utilization

The goal of the study is to develop and test a methodology that can be used to conduct an economic valuation of the environmental costs of geothermal utilization.

H2S Sequestration Into Geothermal Systems

H2S is commonly emitted into the atmosphere from geothermal power plants, causing potential environmental problems.

Efficient Maintenance of Geothermal Power Plants

Preventive Maintenance (PM), Condition-Based Maintenance (CBM) and Corrective Maintenance (CM) methods are commonly applied in geothermal power plants (GPP) and each has its strengths and weaknesses when applied to different maintenance scenarios.

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