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01.11.17 - Prof. Lyesse Laloui is now member of the Executive Committee of the Swiss Competence Center for Energy Research – Supply of Electricity (SCCER-SoE) – Leader of Work Package Geo-Energies.

Work Package 1, Geo-energies, is intended to enable Switzerland to achieve the goals of Energy Strategy 2050. This involves the development of technology that will allow for the generation of around 4.4 TWh of electricity per year. One of the fundamental contributers to this goal are Enhanced Geothermal Systems (EGS). EGS involves drilling into and hydraulically fracturing crystalline rocks at depths of around 5km. These kinds of operations require fundamental knowledge of behavior of these kinds of rocks at various kinds of conditions. To achieve this understanding, deep underground laboratories in Grimsel and Bedretto are being used, which allows for significant laboratory testing. These experiments are then supplemented with numerical modelling. (http://www.sccer-soe.ch/en/research/geo-energies/overview/)

The Swiss Competence Center for Energy Research – Supply of Electricity (SCCER-SoE) relies on the expertise of several Swiss scientific institutions (universities and research centres), industrial companies, and federal agencies. Its aim is to carry out innovative research in the areas of geo-energy and hydropower to support the development and application of the “Energy Strategy 2050”, a long-term policy which states the Swiss future energy perspectives. (http://www.sccer-soe.ch/fr/home/)

Source:Chaire Gaz Naturel
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