We focus on deep geothermal energy and large-scale energy storage systems in combination with district heating. VITO delivers services in the entire geothermal project development from the prefeasibility study untill the operational phase and  offers a GEOWATT toolbox for the optimization of energy-generating technologies.

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Publications

Controls of dolomitization and bed thickness on fracture networks in Lower Carboniferous carbonates in southern Belgium
Year: 
2022
Journal: 
JOURNAL OF STRUCTURAL GEOLOGY
van der Voet, E; Laenen, B; Muchez, P; Lagrou, D; Claes, H; Verbiest, M; Swennen, R
Testing the stability of chemical inhibitors at geothermal conditions and their efficiency to prevent galena formation
Year: 
2022
Journal: 
GEOTHERMICS
Pauwels, J; Salah, S; Vasile, M; Laenen, B; Cappuyns, V
Deep geothermal energy in the Lower Carboniferous carbonates of the Campine Basin, northern Belgium: An overview from the 1950's to 2020
Year: 
2021
Journal: 
ZEITSCHRIFT DER DEUTSCHEN GESELLSCHAFT FUR GEOWISSENSCHAFTEN
Broothaers, M; Lagrou, D; Laenen, B; Harcouet-Menou, V; Vos, D
Efficiency of single-well geothermal systems with multi-lateral drills
Year: 
2021
Journal: 
GEOTHERMICS
Erol, S; Harcouet-Menou, V; Laenen, B; Bayer, P

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