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A word of closure from Prof. Alberto Striolo and Prof. Adrian Jones

The S4CE project brought together 23 partners from across Europe paving the way for expert international collaborations to monitor, measure, control and prevent environmental contamination related to geo-energy operations. During 40 months, the consortium has achieved...

S4CE policy recommendations for more geothermal energy production in Europe

In the European context and as a clean technology, geothermal energy falls within the ambit of the European Union (EU) energy policy. During 2019 and 2020, the EU has signalled its intent to become a net-zero bloc by 2050 by launching several large strategic...

Life Cycle Assessment-based software for geothermal applications available for download

S4CE assessed the environmental impacts, including carbon emissions, of geothermal operations at partners site by means of Life Cycle Assessment (LCA). S4CE partners Andrea Paulillo (UCL), Xiaofei Cui (TWI) and Paul Brown (TWI) worked together to develop a flexible...
Running in the pT tool string above open well (left). Memory temperature tool (right).

A first ever undisturbed temperature profile to about 3.5 km total vertical depth was obtained within “St.Gallen GT-1”

Partner St.Gallen has been aiming at supporting the work of S4CE partners by indirectly determining well integrity by simple means (existing methodology / technology) within the easy accessible sections of the well during standard well maintenance procedures. The work...

S4CE partners met online for the Final Consortium Meeting

S4CE partners and Advisory Members met online for the Final Consortium Meeting. Click here for more information. 


A word of closure from Prof. Alberto Striolo and Prof. Adrian Jones

The S4CE project brought together 23 partners from across Europe paving the way for expert international collaborations to monitor, measure, control and prevent environmental contamination related to geo-energy operations. During 40 months, the consortium has achieved...

St. Gallen episode on the IS-EPOS Platform now public!

The data from St. Gallen field site in Switzerland is now fully open on the IS-EPOS platform. This episode is related to geothermal energy production, with a data set for correlating seismic activity to fluid injection and gas-water production that lead to increased...

Geothermal energy site in Cornwall active again

The geothermal energy site in Cornwall  has been active again, running pumping water tests in the geothermal wellbores. Ryan Law, Director of Geothermal Engineering Ltd (GEL) explains: "Two sets of injection tests have now been run at the United Downs site. S4CE...

Measurements of well integrity at St. Gallen field site

In the first week of September, the St. Gallen well operator and field site received the visit of our experienced German partner  Geomecon for quality control, along with the subcontractor Geotec Consult which worked on the coordination, field quality control, and...

4-month extension request has now been formally granted to S4CE

S4CE end date is officially pushed back to the 31st of December 2020, instead of the 31st of August 202. All delayed deliverables have now their official new due dates. A 4-month extension has been granted by the European Commission in order to complete the activities...

S4CE and Goldschmidt 2020: a successful virtual session!

With 40 registered participants and over 60 people giving their time and resources to attend and contribute with outstanding work and that made our session a total success. We had Georges Beaudoin (Université Laval) as a keynote speaker, talking about Passive Carbon...

Carbfix wins the European Geothermal Innovation Award 2020

The geothermal innovators of the year This year on the 27th May 2020 the Ruggero Bertani European Geothermal Innovation Award 2020 was earned by the Icelandic Carbfix project and German company Eavor on equal merit. The Carbfix process captures CO2 and other sour...

New hydraulic stimulation data on the platform IS EPOS

After data harmonization and adoption procedures the data from hydraulic stimulation at Cooper Basin (Australia, Queensland) has been made fully open on the IS-EPOS platform. The episode COOPER BASIN can be found here The Cooper Basin geothermal field is located in...

TWI conducts resonance fatigue test to detects cracks in the well

TWI conducted a resonance fatigue test in their world-class facilities to assess the suitability of vibration analysis and acoustic emission techniques to detect crack initiation and growth on the geothermal well casing before it fails. A 4.4 meters well casing was...

Summer school No Risk No Energy – Testimony

S4CE Summer School "No risk, no energy" took place at the University of Salerno (Unisa) in the broader framework of S4CE commitment on training the next generation of scientists who will be in charge of the sustainable deployment of geo-energy operations. The summer...

Geothermal Resources Council publish about S4CE and TWI work

Geothermal Resources Council has published an article regarding S4CE and the work that TWI is performing in the project. "S4CE: Science for Clean Energy project seeks to develop a scientific workflow for informing policy makers and the wide public By TWI Ltd.,...

S4CE Cornwall site is ready to start drilling!

After years of waiting the first UK geothermal hot rocks energy project started drilling today in Cornwall. The rig, operated by British company Geothermal Engineering Ltd, on Tuesday starts what will be the deepest ever onshore well in the UK — at 4.5km it will be...

The IS-EPOS Platform welcomes the S4CE Project!

The IS-EPOS platform will be used for storage of new data acquired during the S4CE project. A preview providing some information on data from S4CE can be found by visiting the platform here. Check out our website to find out more about S4CE Data & IS-EPOS...

Shaleology forum 3rd edition!

The 3rd edition of the Shaleology forum is coming to the Geological Society London on Wednesday, 3rd October 2018. A number of speakers from Academia, Industry and Government will present the latest developments in the Shale Gas research, save...

Clariant announces cooperation with S4CE partner Haelixa

Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, announced a cooperation with Haelixa, a Swiss startup with expertise in DNA-based tracers and a spin-off from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich (Switzerland). As part of...

ICC 2018 in Energy Procedia

The International Carbon Conference 2018 will be held in Reykjavík, Iceland in September this year. The conference is a joint outreach meeting between five networks; CarbFix, S4CE, Metal-Aid, Deep Carbon Observatory and Carbon SAFE. The...

S4CE Partner MIRICO Ltd. Receives New Funding

DCO funding supported the development of a rugged, portable volcano monitoring device that helped launch the gas analysis instrument company MIRICO Ltd. Now, the company has received a £3.5 million (about US$4.75 million) investment to support...

S4CE Kick-off meeting in London

The S4CE Kick-Off meeting was held at UCL in London 4-5 September, 2017. This meeting was the first opportunity for the 23 consortium members from 10 academic institutions, 3 subsurface industry energy operators, 7 Industrial partners, and 3...

S4CE consortium visit to St. Gallen, Switzerland

Above: Field Site 4 “St.Gallen” (Switzerland) and participating S4CE partners during field site visit on Nov. 3rd, 2017 Within S4CE a one-day site visit to Field Site St.Gallen (Switzerland) took place on November 3rd,2017. During that day,...

S4CE consortium visit to NIS Rusanda field site

The S4CE project consortium visit to NIS oil and gas field Rusanda took place on 23-24 November 2017. The Rusanda field site is one of the four European sites at the core of S4CE project, where development and deployment of the novel...


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S4CE Final Consortium Meeting

Start date: December 3, 2020 - End date: December 4, 2020
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am

S4CE partners met for the last Consortium Meeting on the 3rd and 4th of December 2020.

Each Work Package Leader presented the latest significant results achieved in the frame of the project. It was also the occasion to present how S4CE’s results are going to be used in the future.

The agenda


S4CE is taking the opportunity of the French Geological Society meeting « Reunions des Sciences de la Terre – Earth Sciences Meeting » in Lyon from the 26th to the 30th of October 2020 to organise a 2-day meeting with:

  • A stakeholders event: Wednesday 28th October 2020 (afternoon);
  • A final consortium meeting: Thursday 29th October 2020 (all day).

The French Geological Society’s events gather industrials, researchers and geosciences professionals to create a space of exchange and network. It is also our last occasion to meet, share our results, and present our latest developments and innovations.

S4CE is conveying a session on “CO2 sequestration, geothermal energy, unconventional energy operations in the subsurface: state of the art” (T5.8) on Wednesday 28th October. 

We need you to submit your abstracts to the S4CE session by the 17th July 2020.

To submit, follow the instructions below:

  • Create a SciencesConf account – this is necessary to submit an abstract;
  • Click here to submit and select T5.8 CO2 sequestration, geothermal energy, unconventional energy operations in the subsurface: state of the art;
  • A template (a word document, also attached to this email) is available to submit your abstract – no other template will be accepted;
  • Please follow the instructions regarding police, margins, size and text length. Abstracts that are not following the template will be rejected. Only word file or odt (not in PDF) will be accepted.
  • When you submit, please use low cases (no upper cases accepted);
  • Please follow the layout instructions:
    • Authors: Georgia 11 for Name and First name. 3 lines maximum. No uppercases for name and first name. Indicate the lead author with *
    • Affiliation : Georgia 9 – Justified – Indicate the laboratory or institute with the country (no postal address)
    • Text: Georgia 11 – Justified – 2000 characters maximum
    • Key words: Georgia 9
    • Your abstract shouldn’t be longer than one page.

The registration fee (360€ TT for standard registration) that will be invoiced in September – if the meeting is confirmed.

S4CE 3rd Consortium meeting – remote meeting

Start date: June 3, 2020 - End date: June 5, 2020
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am

The S4CE 3rd annual consortium meeting will take place from the 3rd to the 5th of June 2020 in a new format as S4CE is adapting to the Covid-19 situation.

Each Work Package will have the opportunity to report on project activities despite the impossibility to meet and discuss S4CE activities and results in person.

Partners will present their latest developments and results remotely, with three 2-hour afternoon sessions from the 3rd to the 5th of June 2020.

The agenda is available here 
– Wednesday 3rd of June: WP1, WP2 & WP3;
– Thursday 4th of June: WP6, WP7 (Carbfix and Nesjavellir), WP8 & WP9;
– Friday 5th of June: WP4, WP5 & WP7 (St Gallen, Mont Terri, Cornwall).

ECRs workshop and Led Consortium Meeting

Start date: January 30, 2020 - End date: January 31, 2020
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am

2nd Annual Consortium Meeting in Italy

Start date: September 18, 2019 - End date: September 20, 2019
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am

From the 17th to the 20th of September, more than 60 partners involved in S4CE gathered for the 2nd Annual Consortium Meeting organised by S4CE partner UNISA in Salerno, Italy.

Results and technologies developed in the frame of the project within the last months were presented. It was also the occasion to track the roadmap for the last 12 months of the project and reinforce the common purpose and goal of the consortium. S4CE demonstrated that a lot has been done to build up a strong network. S4CE Advisory Board Members acknowledged the complexity of S4CE Consortium and the unique set of field sites represented, each at different stages of development. They also encouraged the partners and congratulated on the success to date.

S4CE came a long way and is now fully productive. It is a great demonstration of capacity building across Europe, with a large portfolio of instruments and software tools being developed. These innovations can be combined to build assets that will be used in the implementation of subsurface operations. Further, this Consortium Meeting marked the starting point of ethics discussions for sub-surface operations that we will build in and integrate with S4CE activities.

The project will continue its work and assemble what is being produced in a coherent way to increase awareness of ethical questions and formulate recommendations to society. Watch that space!

1st Review Meeting in London, 20-21 May 2019

Start date: May 20, 2019 - End date: May 21, 2019
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am

S4CE Consortium Meeting in London

Start date: January 24, 2019 - End date: January 26, 2019
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am

Shaleology forum 3rd edition!

October 3, 2018
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am

Watch the recording of this event here.

1st Annual Consortium Meeting in Reykjavík

Start date: September 10, 2018 - End date: September 14, 2018
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am

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