Partners of the CHPM2030 Project, “Combined Heat, Power and Metal Extraction”, visited PLOCAN during the roadmapping workshop hosted by La Palma Research Centre. The experts were informed in detail about the facilities of the Oceanic Platform of the Canary Islands: the Multi-purpose Offshore Platform, the Test Site and the Observatory. Furthermore, they were able to discover the specific characteristics and the operating modes of the ROVs (Remotely Operated Vehicles) and the gliders.
The objective of the CHPM2030 Project is to develop a novel and potentially disruptive technological solution that can help satisfy the European needs for energy and strategic metals in a single interlinked process. In the CHPM technology vision the metal-bearing deep geological formation will be manipulated in a way that the co-production of energy and metals will be possible, and may be optimised according to the market demands. It has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement nº 654100.
La Palma Research Centre for Future Studies participates as a partner of the CHPM2030 Project. It is an independent, internationally active geoscience think-tank headquartered on Isla la Palma, Spain. Its mission is to unleash the power of futures thinking in the design of alternative, better futures amidst social, economic and technological developments that are shaking the world today. Although its work involves research and analysis across a broad spectrum of scientific areas, it has a strong focus on earth science, addressing both applied and basic research related to earth systems & resources, geology, raw materials & minerals.