GEOTHERMAL

Cautious optimism about geothermal heat project in Mol, Belgium

After the Board of Directors of VITO decided in early 2021 to restart the Balmatt geothermal power plant in Mol, Belgium, for a research programme into the impact of geothermal heat production on the stability of the subsurface, eight test phases were completed successfully.

 The Balmatt geothermal power plant in Mol, Belgium, was restarted for a research programme into the impact of geothermal heat production on the stability of the subsurface

The Balmatt geothermal power plant in Mol, Belgium, was restarted for a research programme into the impact of geothermal heat production on the stability of the subsurface

The last test phase at the site ran for no less than 20 weeks without interruption. The detection of seismic events has been considerably refined. This results in a more accurate picture of what is happening...

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