The CHPM2030 project consortium (www.chpm2030.eu) is working on a novel, potentially disruptive technology that combines geothermal energy and mineral extraction in a single interlinked process: Combined Heat, Power and Metal extraction, or in short CHPM. This technology aims to increase financial feasibility of geothermal projects, by recovering valuable metals (e.g. Au, Ag, Sn, Fe, Li, REE, etc.) from the geothermal brine. Therefore the geothermal reservoir is chosen as such, that it coincides with a deep metal enrichment, allowing for both geothermal and mineral potential.This survey is created by the working unit on Roadmapping and Preparation for Pilots. The goal in this work package is to set the ground for subsequent pilot implementation, including short-term planning (2030, preparation for pilots) and long-term planning (2050, horizon scanning, Delphi survey), and research roadmaps for 2030 and 2050 that elaborate on how to get to the desired vision by the selected timelines. This is a 2-round Delphi survey* that maps future development of uncertain but important areas for CHPM technology application.
Participation in the survey takes approximately 30-60 minutes and your answers will be kept strictly anonymous.
Disclaimer: the statements presented herein are meant to generate meaningful discussions and do not necessarily represent opinions of the CHPM2030 project consortium or the EU.