Deep geothermal energy is the thermal energy accessible beneath our feet deep in the Earth
It has everything to be part of the energy transition
Zero emission & Renewable
Local & 24/7
Huge potential worldwide
Potentially associated with side products (lithium, He, H2, hot brine…)
Potentially associated with underground heat storage
Environmentally and socially compliant
To acquire exploration permits
To foster partnerships in projects, technically and also financially
To be multi-solution on the exploitation of the resource according to its potential and characteristics
To rely on an affiliated business network of expert companies both multidisciplinary and collaborative
The four co-founders form an experienced team committed to the energy transition. They have high and complementary expertise in geoscience and project financing and share the same leitmotiv: being at the forefront of deep geothermal development projects to make them successful by implementing appropriate multidisciplinary expertise, technologies and methodologies.
“In order to secure all aspects of deep geothermal projects and ensure their success, we know :
• what to do,
• how to do it,
• and with whom, through an affiliated multidisciplinary and collaborative business network of expert companies at the forefront of technology in their respective fields and committed as partners.”
Business Dev. Dir.
KALYOSPHERE has made the strategic choice to build an affiliated business network of expert companies in order to provide the expertise in geoscience and complementary fields that is required to conduct successful deep geothermal projects.
The expert companies are essentially spin-offs of research laboratories, companies that have partnerships with research laboratories or companies that are leaders in their field.
The business network of expert companies is open and continues to grow.
"We have the conviction, shared by others, that deep geothermal energy, like other subsurface exploitation solutions likely to contribute significantly to the energy transition, requires to implement multidisciplinary and collaborative approaches, with a highest level of expertise in many geoscience fields, to be successful."
The GEOTREF R&D project is dedicated to deep geothermal energy and naturally fractured reservoirs.
KALYOSPHERE has agreed with the research partners to promote the results, expertise and partnership of the project.
Multidisciplinary and collaborative partnership in geoscience was the primary objective of GEOTREF to address the risks associated with deep geothermal resource assessment and drilling, due to subsurface uncertainties.
A multidisciplinary platform for innovation and demonstration activities for the exploration and development of high geothermal energy in fractured reservoirs
~15 persons/year in 2015-2021
16 PhD theses & post-docs
11.5 M€ of funding
The multidisciplinary and collaborative methods and approaches resulting from the GEOTREF R&D project and completed by KALYOSPHERE have been designed and successfully implemented working on actual case studies.
Matouba geothermal resource in Guadeloupe Island (French West Indies)
Collaboration: all partners of the GEOTREF research project
Brimstone Hill geothermal resource located in the Western slopes of Mount Liamuiga, the northernmost eruption crater on St Kitts Island in the Lesser Antilles, and North of Brimstone Hill
Collaboration: KIDOVA, Teranov, Strasbourg Univ., Lorraine Univ. & Nice-Sophia Antipolis Univ.
Sol de Mañana/Apacheta (Laguna Colorada) geothermal field located in SW of Bolivia (Altiplano)
Collaboration: KIDOVA, Teranov, Strasbourg Univ., Lorraine Univ. & Nice-Sophia Antipolis Univ. on behalf of Empresa Nacional de Electricidad de Bolivie (ENDE)
Akutan geothermal reservoir in the hot springs Bay Valley area (Alaska, US)
Collaboration: KIDOVA & GRG (Geothermal Resource Group) on behalf of Alaska Energy Authority
Geothermal reservoir at Soultz-sous-Forêts in a granite horst bounded by sub-vertical normal faults (FR)
Collaboration: KIDOVA, Lorraine Univ.
Conference: 3rd EAGE Global Energy Transition, Nov. 2022, The Hague, The Netherlands. Session: Geothermal potential evaluation
Conference: Journées de la géothermie, June 2022, Aix-les-Bains, organized by Association Française des Professionnels de la Géothermie (AFPG). Session N°7: Economy, employment, competitiveness.
Conference: World Geothermal Congress 2020+1, March-Oct. 2021, Reykjavik, Iceland. Session: Resource assessment
X-UP incubation program of the Drahi-X Novation Center, the entrepreneurship and innovation center of Ecole Polytechnique, Promotion #14
Mentors associated with the X-UP incubation program
Pascal Le Mélinaire
Regis Le Bars