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GEMex has the ambition to bring together the extended Mexican know-how of discovering, developing, and deploying conventional geothermal energy systems with a variety of European expertise from similar geothermal energy systems (Italy, Iceland etc.), of developing EGS technology, and finding new approaches to make use of super-hot geothermal systems. The approach should lead to concepts for extended future deployment of geothermal energy in Europe and Mexico. This will be done by common site developments, one for hot-EGS (Enhanced Geothermal Systems) and one for SHGS (Super-Hot Geothermal Systems). This approach will open synergies of competencies and technologies and will lead to an acceleration of the learning curve for geothermal development. Potential drill paths will be developed in the target areas in order to maximise the scientific output. The findings will be compared to extended experiences in EGS projects in Europe and elsewhere and with the few SHGS-projects in Europe (IDDP1) and Japan (Kakkonda).

At the Department of Environmental Informatics, research for this project is being conducted by the workgroup Computational Energy Systems.

This research is also part of the OpenGeoSys initiative (

Project running dates: 2016/10/01 - 2019/09/30


  • Helmholtz-Zentrum Potsdam Deutsches GeoForschungsZentrum
  • Islenskar Orkurannsoknir
  • Nederlandse Organisatie voor Toegepast
  • Natuurwetenschappelijk Onderzoek - TNO
  • Universita degli Studi di Bari Aldo Moro
  • Universiteit Utrecht
  • Rheinisch-Westfaelische Technische Hochschule Aachen
  • Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche
  • Technische Universtitaet Darmstadt
  • Bureau de Recherches Geologiques et Minieres
  • Institutt for Energiteknikk
  • Centre for Renewable Energy Sources and Saving Foundation
  • Istituto Nazionale di Oceanografica e di Geofisica Sperimentale
  • Uni Research AS
  • Universita degli Studi Roma Tre
  • Agenzia Nazionale per le Nuove Tecnologie, l'Energia e lo Sviluppo Economico
  • Scuola Superiore di Studi Universitari e di Perfezionamento Sant'anna
  • Karlsruher Institut fuer Technologie
  • Natural Environment Research Council - NERC
  • Hochschule Bochum
  • Universita degli Studi di Torino
  • Panstwowy Instytut Geologiczny - Panstwowy Instytut Badawczy
  • European Geothermal Energy Council, EGEC AISBL
  • Helmholtz-Zentrum fuer Umweltforschung GmbH - UFZ
  • IGA Service GmbH

This project is funded from 01.10.2016 until 30.09.2019 by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 program under grant agreement number 727550 — GEMex.

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