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Fri, 25 Nov



Extracting minerals from geothermal brines: How to conduct a feasibility study

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Extracting minerals from geothermal brines: How to conduct a feasibility study

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25 Nov 2022, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm GMT+1


About the event

As part of the regular IGC Webinar series – a partnership of Enerchange and ThinkGeoEnergy – we are proud to host Luca Xodo, from STEAM S.r.l, who will provide a methodology for conducting a feasibility study on mineral extraction from geothermal brines.

After the presentation you will have the opportunity to discuss and ask further questions.

Currently Luca Xodo is the Director of Sales and Business Development of STEAM S.r.l., an engineering company providing consulting, operational and training services within the geothermal industry. Thereby, Luca is leading the development of geothermal solutions and consultancy for project developers, power plant operators and technology providers. After his post-graduate master’s degree in Business Administration in Energy Industry at Scuola Mattei-Eni Corporate University and his master’s degree in Energy Engineering at Politecnico di Milano, Luca also gathered 10 years of experience in geothermal power plant technologies while working for Exergy. Furthermore, he has published several scientific papers and books.

The extraction of minerals from geothermal brines represents an opportunity to generate additional revenue for an existing power generation project by utilizing existing resources that are otherwise unsuitable for pure power generation, or even to develop new geothermal fields which are unsuitable from a power generation perspective. In this webinar, Luca Xodo will outline an approach for conducting a feasibility study for mineral recovery in geothermal fields, which are either characterized in terms of geothermal fluid chemical composition or have existing and operating wells.

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