As the third company receiving funding in the geothermal sector, Zorlu Enerji will focus on conducting more continuous and spontaneous analysis of geothermal fluid by developing methods to be implemented with a new project entitled GeoPro.
Zorlu Enerji is joining a new research project that will carry the features of being a sectoral reference company to the whole world. Zorlu Enerji has gained more funding and continues to work on "constantly monitoring the characteristics of geothermal fluid and throughout the duration of the operation", which will be implemented for the first time in the world and in the geothermal sector.
This method has previously been implemented only in the petroleum industry and when it is used at Zorlu Enerji's geothermal power stations it will be a world-first for the renewable energy sector. Thanks to the planned method, the characteristics of the geothermal fluid will be monitored instantaneously with software and models, starting from the reservoir and going all the way until the processing stage and will be considered classic in this sense. This will lead to time-saving and greater efficiency by integrating a portion of the laboratory applications into technology.
While working as a partner to seven private companies, four universities, and one institute from Europe, Zorlu Enerji will use its power plants and receive approximately €350,000 (US$388,000) in the first stage of the programme, for which there is a total budget of €5 million.
Zorlu Enerji has received funding from the EU in three different areas regarding geothermal and has been chosen for collaboration in the scope of Horizon 2020 in the past year, and it has captured the attention of global actors in the sector with this characteristic. In this context, Zorlu Enerji engineers started receiving consulting requests for different projects. Zorlu Enerji has almost become a reference in the sector.