REFLECT

Redefining geothermal fluid properties at extreme conditions

Creating a common and public Fluid Atlas

The Fluid Atlas will provide information on geothermal fluid properties across Europe. It will be public and available to all geothermal operators and stakeholders.

Reducing maintenance costs

REFLECT will improve predictions of chemical reactions to help operators find solutions for the design of power plants and avoid typical problems causing maintenance costs and downtimes.

Reducing environmental impact

By improving knowledge of free gas formation during fluid production (e.g. greenhouse gas), the destruction of plant materials by corrosion and the formation of radioactive deposits can be avoided.
The efficiency of geothermal utilisation depends on the behaviour of fluids that transfer heat between the geosphere and the engineered components of a power plant.

Latest news

Sampling in Krafla and Theistareykir, Iceland

Sampling in Krafla and Theistareykir, Iceland

In early October, two geochemists from the Iceland GeoSurvey (ÍSOR) collected geothermal fluid samples from the high-temperature fields (> 300 °C) of Krafla and Theistareykir in North Iceland. The Krafla power plant has been in operation since 1977 with an...

REFLECT progress meeting and first joint meeting with GEOPRO

REFLECT progress meeting and first joint meeting with GEOPRO

REFLECT has been kicked-off 8 months ago and researchers of the project’s work packages 1 and 2 took this occasion for a first progress meeting on September 14 and 15, 2020. Additionally, the REFLECT coordination team and work package leaders had a first meeting with...

Sampling in Bad Blumau, Austria

Sampling in Bad Blumau, Austria

On June 29th , a REFLECT team of geochemists and microbiologists from Hydroisotop (HI) and the University of Neuchâtel (UniNe), visited the geothermal site in Bad Blumau (Austria). The polyvalent power plant produces water with 1,555,200 l/day at 104°C as well as CO2...

Sampling in Insheim, Germany

Sampling in Insheim, Germany

On June 18th a REFLECT team of microbiologists and geochemists from the University of Neuchâtel (UniNe), Hydroisotop (HI) and Helmholtz-Centre Postdam - GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ)  visited the geothermal site in Insheim (Germany). The power...

Cordis Results Pack on geothermal

Cordis Results Pack on geothermal

Cordis Results Pack on geothermal: “A new and viable alternative energy source to help achieve Europe’s climate ambitions” In light of its Green Deal initiative, the European Commission is focusing on carbon-neutral and environmentally friendly energy sources,...

REFLECT Advisory Board meeting

REFLECT Advisory Board meeting

The REFLECT Advisory Board recently met for its first meeting at the geothermal site of Pfalzwerke Geofuture GmbH in Insheim (Germany) on 4 March 2020. The Advisory Board mainly comprises operators of geothermal sites across Europe as well as one operator from...

From react to REFLECT:

From react to REFLECT:

New EU research project will study behaviour of geothermal fluids to increase efficiency of geothermal operations   EFG is joining a new research project on geothermal energy: REFLECT. The efficiency of geothermal utilisation depends on the behaviour of fluids...