Geothermal Energy Research & Development

Research and development

We are conducting projects commissioned by the Ministry of the Environment (MOE), Japan Organization for Metals and Energy Security (JOGMEC), New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO), and other organizations.

1. R&D projects

【Recent Major Commissioned R&D】

Entrustor Project name Project period
MOE Low Carbon TechnologyResearch and Development Program
“Long-term field investigation of safety and efficiency of a hot spring binary power plant using ammonia water as working fluid”
JOGMEC Geothermal Power Generation Technology R&D Project
“Development of geothermal reservoir evaluation and management technology”
“Development of Geothermal Database” FY2014~FY2021
Geothermal Power Generation Technology R&D Project
“Carbon Recycle CO2 Geothermal Power Generation Technology”
NEDO Feasibility Study Program / Feasibility Study Program on Energy and New Environmental Technology
“Development of Carbon Dioxide Recirculating Geothermal Power Generation System”
Innovative Technologies Applied to Geothermal Exploration and Exploitation / Development of technologies to promote greater utilization of geothermal power generation
“Development of IoT-AI Technology to Maintain Sustainability of Geothermal Power Generation (Improvement of Utilization Factor of Geothermal Power Plants”
Innovative Technologies Applied to Geothermal Exploration and Exploitation / Development of supercritical geothermal resource technologies
“Supercritical Geothermal Resource Assessment (Kujyu area)”
“Supercritical Geothermal Resource Assessment (Kakkonda area)”

2. Major technologies that we have commercialized in government R&D

Entrustor Technologies
  • High-precision MT equipment
  • PTS memory logging equipment for detecting lost circulation
  • Drilling database for lost circulation
  • PT memory logging equipment for high temperature (400°C)
  • Downhole sampler for high temperature (300°C)
  • Well path calculation and borehole temperature analysis programs
  • MT 2D/3D analysis program
  • Electromagnetic borehole survey technology
  • Silica recovery technology
  • Electromagnetic tomography equipment and CSEM 2.5D analysis program

3. Technologies Developed In-House

We develop our own software for reservoir and wellbore simulation and to use them for our consulting services. And we also sell those softwares.

  • G*BASE (visualized underground information database)
  • GFLOW (borehole fluid simulator)
  • GeoCAD (pre-processor for TOUGH2)

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