Gerosion is part of a consortium that recently received a European Horizon 2020 grant for the project Geo-Coat for the development of novel and cost-effective corrosion resistant coatings for high temperature geothermal applications. The Geo-Coat project is part of the low carbon energy call to develop next generation technologies for renewable power sources and heating/cooling. The full Geo-Coat project title is: Development of novel and cost-effective corrosion resistant coatings for high temperature geothermal applications.
The Geo-coat project will develop new resistant materials in the form of high performance coatings of novel targeted 'High Entropy Alloys" and Cermets, thermally applied to the key specified vulnerable components in the turbine in response to the corrosion and erosion forces.
The Geo-Coat partners are from the UK, Iceland, Romania and Norway and the project will last for three years. The Icelandic partners are University of Iceland, Innovation Center Iceland, Orkveita Reykjavikur and Gerosion. The photo below is of the partners of the consortium during the kick off meeting of the GeoCoat project in February 2018, which was held in Cambridge England at the premises of TWI which co-ordinates the project.