NEDO Launches Feasibility Study of Supercritical Geothermal Power Generation
– Aiming to disseminate around 2050 –
July 4, 2017
New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO)
NEDO is launching a feasibility study for "a supercritical geothermal power generation" that is expected to be one of new renewable energy sources, with great potential to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Here a supercritical geothermal power generation is defined as a power generation system using supercritical geothermal resources.
This study will:
- Understand the state of geothermal reservoir with supercritical water, and evaluate electric power potential for exploiting supercritical geothermal resources through simulation studies.
- Evaluate the materials and equipment necessary for realizing supercritical geothermal power generation.
- Conduct economic evaluations of supercritical geothermal power generation systems.
- Evaluate methods for minimizing environmental impact and ensuring safety.
The "National Energy and Environment Strategy for Technology Innovation towards 2050 (NESTI2050)," which names supercritical geothermal power generation as a target innovative technology, sets a goal for dissemination of the technology by around 2050.
For more information, please contact:
NEDO New Energy Technology Department, Thermal Utilization Group
Contact Persons: Kato, Maruuchi Tel: +81-44-520-5183