Research Newsletter No. 12: The energy transition

Geothermal energy, gas storage, energy storage, rare metals... the subsurface has significant potential for exploitation and production of resources for the energy transition.
6 April 2021
A "discussion diagram" used for planning eco-neighbourhoods and showing potential  points of entry for  geothermal heat

A "discussion diagram" used for planning eco-neighbourhoods and showing potential points of entry for geothermal heat (2011).

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Energy Transition, understanding and defining subsurface challenges

Geosciences can provide the requisite knowledge and solutions for the energy mix and BRGM is a key player in France in terms of knowledge of the subsurface and its responsible use.

This is why many national and European partners, both private and public, are joining forces with BRGM to carry out large-scale projects aimed at gaining a better understanding of subsurface potential.

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DEEPEGS team, 2020, Book of publications of the H2020-DEEPEGS project, part II, Editors: G.O Friðleifsson, S.G. Bogason, A.W. Stokłosa; H.P. Ingólfsson, Published by DEEPEGS Project Office, 55 p. http://deepegs.eu/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Deepegs-BOP-part2-CAbstracts-01-website-NO-WGC2020-documents.pdf

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Stratégie d'utilisation des ressources du sous-sol pour la transition énergétique française. Les métaux rares. Rapport commun à l'académie des technologies et l'académie des sciences coordonné par Ghislain de Marsilly et Bernard Tardieu.

Lettre de la Recherche n°12