EU-Mexico geothermal research project shows progress in recent update report

An extensive update on the GEMex project was recently published. The report shows positive progress, going into detail into the main results of the geothermal energy research initiative since 2016.

The GEMex project is a cooperation initiative between Mexico and the European Union which aims to share research, on-the-ground knowledge and technical expertise on geothermal energy. The project focuses on developing enhanced geothermal systems (EGS) technology, and breaking ground on new ways to use super-hot geothermal systems (SHGS).

This initiative was developed under Horizon 2020, the EU’s biggest research and innovation programme, and the Fund for Energy Sustainability in Mexico.

The project has lead research, exploration, and new technology studies in two sites, Acolculco and Los Humeros. Both are located on the Trans-Mexican Volcano Belt.

The project is ongoing, and findings will be compared to extended experiences in other projects in Europe and in Japan.