Climate & Ecosystems
Iceland Deep Drilling Project (IDDP)
Exploration for supercritical geothermal resources
The main purpose of the IDDP project is to find out if it is economically feasible to extract energy and chemicals out of hydrothermal systems at supercritical conditions. To study the supercritical hydrous fluid, an advanced drilling technology needs to be applied and a novel fluid handling and evaluation system designed.