Eugenio Trumpy

Eugenio Trumpy
Italian National Research Council | CNR · Institute of Geosciences and Earth Resources IGG

Ph.D.

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Education
January 2009 - March 2012
University of Pisa
Field of study
  • Earth sciences
October 1993 - April 2001
University of Pisa
Field of study
  • Geological science

Publications

Publications (59)
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Italy has no record of Li production, even though it is well known for its outstanding Li mineral specimens from the Elba Island pegmatites. Because of the current geopolitical situation, the opportunity for a systematic appraisal of resources is evident. Most European Li production comes from deposits associated with Late Paleozoic magmatic rocks....
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This paper aims at sharing 3D geological models that were constructed at different scales in two Mexican geothermal areas as part of the European-Mexican GEMex project. The project was devoted to investigate superhot resources in Los Humeros and enhanced geothermal systems in Acoculco, both areas located in eastern Mexico. To build confidence in th...
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To meet Paris Agreement's goal of limit global warming to +1.5/2°C from pre-industrial level, Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) technologies are required to sequester 100 to 1000 Gt of CO2 over the 21st century. Most of the existing large-scale CCS facilities are based on enhanced oil recovery, where CO2 is trapped, mainly physically, below an imper...
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Based on a joint analysis of geothermal indicators (e.g. temperature map at different depth, surface heat flux) and practical features (e.g. restricted areas, existing research lease), two promising areas in southern Tuscany were identified to perform a more detailed geothermal resource characterization. An area is located on the north-east of the...
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Italy has scarce conventional resources of the strategic metal lithium. Literature data on geothermal wells and thermal springs suggest that "geothermal lithium" may be a viable alternative. The highest values are reported from the Cesano (350 mg/L) and Mofete (480 mg/L) geothermal fields.
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Data gathered from two geothermal exploration wells in the Acoculco caldera, within the Trans-Mexican Volcanic Belt, indicated that temperature is high enough for economic utilization, but permeability is insufficient. Hence, heat exploitation at this location may only be possible by Enhanced Geothermal System (EGS) technologies. To evaluate the po...
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This paper presents a workflow for resource characterization and assessment of exploration geothermal fields with minimum data. Our approach utilizes stochastic methods to estimate the temperature distribution at potential target depths by focusing on the impact of uncertain input parameters such as thermal conductivity and porosity. We first perfo...
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A large and increasing number of countries use geothermal energy as power source for domestic and industrial applications. Geothermal power plants produce energy out of this natural and renewable source in a sustainable way and contribute to reduce global warming. However, power plants effectiveness depends on the suitability of an area to geotherm...
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The EU H2020 GECO project is primarily aimed to setup technologies to lower emissions from geothermal power generation by capturing them for either reuse or storage, to turn captured emissions in to commercial products and demonstrate the technical and economic feasibility of the injection method. To achieve this goal a site specific characterizati...
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The objective of this work is to define best practices in the management of geothermal exploration data. This study builds on a questionnaire to survey the geothermal data management practices in mature geothermal markets. The inquiry targeted public Regulatory entities with overview of geothermal resources as well as public and private developers....
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JS09p-280 Thermal conduction and hydrothermal convection are the two main heat transport mechanisms controlling the thermal structure of the solid Earth. Thermal conduction dominates in the mid-to-lower continental crust, instead the permeability of upper crust can exceed the threshold value for a well-organized hydrothermal convection. High-temper...
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The compilation of a European database of favourable indicators of the presence of super-critical geothermal resources has been a main task in the European project IMAGE. The objective was to define areas in Europe where rocks and fluids are at super-critical condition and can be accessed by drilling. After defining three main indicators, i.e. the...
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The goal of the GECO (Geothermal emission gas control) project is to advance our ability to provide cleaner, and cost-effective non-carbon emitting geothermal energy. GECO is based on the application of an innovative technology that can limit the emissions from geothermal plants by condensing and re-injecting gases or utilising them to produce comm...
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A revised surface heat flow map of a sector of the Northern Apennines is presented, constrained by recently available thermal and petrophysical logs from 174 wells drilled for geothermal and hydrocarbon exploration purposes. The borehole temperatures have been corrected for drilling, inclination, and palaeoclimate effects. The corrected temperature...
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In the framework of Horizon 2020 program, the European Commission funded GECO project that has the overall aim to generate viable, safe and cost-effective technologies for cleaning geothermal power plant exhaust gases to be applied widely at European and global scale. The rationale of GECO project relays on a successful technology recently tested i...
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We exploit the concept of the geothermal favourability, widely used for hydrothermal and EGS systems, to present an innovative methodology for assessing geopressured-geothermal resources occurring in terrigenous units in sedimentary basin plays. Geopressured-geothermal systems are an unconventional resource for power trigeneration exploiting three...
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As part of the GEMex Project, an on-going European-Mexican effort to develop geothermal energy from non-conventional sources, preliminary geological models have been constructed for two sites located in the easternmost region of the Trans-Mexican Volcanic Belt. The first site, Los Humeros, which has produced geothermal electricity for decades, is i...
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Unconventional geothermal systems such as Engineered Geothermal Systems (EGS) have been in the focus of interest for geothermal exploitation for several decades. In addition, the development and exploitation of high-temperature geothermal fields with supercritical conditions are emerging as a new hot topic in various parts of the world. In the GEMe...
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In the frame of the Integrated Method for Advanced Geothermal Exploration (IMAGE) Project, a reliable exploration and resource assessment workflow was implemented on the basis of an integrated and multidisciplinary approach. Our study addressed to a better understanding of the thermal structure of the deepest part of the Larderello geothermal field...
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Italy is the first country in Europe and the sixth country in the world for power generation capacity from geothermal resources, and has been the first country in the world to produce electricity from geothermal energy. The resources, which have been used for bathing and spa since ancient times, nowadays are mainly used for electricity generation a...
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Low-to-medium temperature fluid reservoirs hosted in carbonate rocks are some of the most promising and unknown geothermal systems. Western Sicily is considered a key exploration area. This paper illustrate a multidisciplinary and integrated review of the existing geological, geochemical and geophysical data, mainly acquired during oil and gas expl...
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The Italian National Geothermal Database (BDNG), is the largest collection of Italian Geothermal data and was set up in the 1980s. It has since been updated both in terms of content and management tools: information on deep wells and thermal springs (with temperature > 30 °C) are currently organized and stored in a PostgreSQL relational database ma...
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In 2012, the European Commission has provided a financial grant to launch a GEOTHERMAL ERA NET and support its development for four years until October 2016. Research and innovation programme owners and managers from 11 European countries have joined the ERA NET under the leadership of Iceland’s National Energy Authority, Orkustofnun, to realize th...
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Organising and sharing geothermal data was recognized by the Geothermal ERA-NET partner countries as playing an important role in facilitating geothermal energy development in Europe. In particular, one of the aims of the Geothermal ERA-NET project 1 is dedicated to an assessment and feasibility study of the implementation of a European Geothermal...
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In this study a new approach to geothermal potential assessment was set up and applied in four regions in southern Italy. Our procedure, VIGORThermoGIS, relies on the volume method of assessment and uses a 3D model of the subsurface to integrate thermal, geological and petro-physical data. The method thus produces 2D geothermal potential maps for t...
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A multidisciplinary integrated approach was used to study the structural architecture influencing the circulation pattern of geother - mal fluids in the Equi Terme area (NW Alpi Apuane, Tuscany). Geological-structural surveys were carried out to define the structural setting of the area and to characterize geometries and kinematics of fault systems...
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Geothermal data are published using different IT services, formats and content representations, and can refer to both regional and global scale information. Geothermal stakeholders search for information with different aims. E-Infrastructures are collaborative platforms that address this diversity of aims and data representations. In this paper, we...
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We revised the concept of convective, intrusive geothermal plays, considering that the tectonic setting is not, in our opinion, a discriminant parameter suitable for a classification. We analysed and compared four case studies: (i) Larderello (Italy), (ii) Mt Amiata (Italy), (iii) The Geysers (USA) and (iv) Kizildere (Turkey). The tectonic settings...
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A key requirement for a further production of geothermal energy, by increasing the number of projects as well as the variety of uses, is to clearly identify and rank resources and opportunities. In this work we provide a practical analytical framework for the systematic capture of information relevant to the assessment of the geothermal resources o...
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In the frame of the " Geothermal Atlas for Southern Italy " Project, a detailed 3D geological, thermal and rheological model of Ischia Island was built by integrating geological, geophysical and geochemical data. A critical review of publicly available data allowed us to organize a complete dataset in Petrel (Schlumberger) environment for the 3D ge...
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This paper describes a data integration tool used to identify potentially undiscovered geothermal resources in the island of Sicily. The factors facilitating the recovery of exploitable geothermal energy were defined, and their spatial correlation established by Geographic Information System (GIS) models.By prioritizing favourable conditions using...
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With the exception of volcanic areas where geothermal reservoirs are generally developed within permeable volcanic horizons, deep carbonate aquifers host probably the most important world geothermal resources. Although some cases of exploitation of this carbonate reservoirs are already effective both for electric power generation and district heati...
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L’Italia, da sempre protagonista nel settore geotermico, si propone di mantenere una posizione di tutto rispetto investendo in ricerca e ottimizzando la gestione dei sistemi energetici. La Legge Sviluppo n. 99/09 è stato l’atto di forza che ha dato nuova linfa portando allo sviluppo di progetti pilota. Il presente volume racchiude una parte dei con...
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The Global Geothermal Energy Database of the International Geothermal Association (IGA) is an internet-based platform providing access to the world geothermal production data. This platform is unique for the geothermal sector, and provides an excellent tool for showing geothermal use in the world and promoting the development of geothermal energy....
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An integrated review of existing geological and geophysical data – partly acquired during oil and gas exploration – combined with new data provided by deep geothermal studies of selected key areas, was used for the 3D modeling and mapping of the top of the geothermal reservoir developed at a regional scale in Sicily (Central Mediterranean). The res...
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In this study the resource base for EGS (enhanced geothermal systems) in Europe was quantified and economically constrained, applying a discounted cash-flow model to different techno-economic scenarios for future EGS in 2020, 2030, and 2050. Temperature is a critical parameter that controls the amount of thermal energy available in the subsurface....
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An integrated review of existing geological and geophysical data – partly acquired during oil and gas exploration – combined with new data provided by deep geothermal studies of selected key areas, was used for the 3D modeling and mapping of the top of the geothermal reservoir developed at a regional scale in Sicily (Central Mediterranean). The res...
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Within more or less karstifed carbonates, fractures generally play an important role both in channelling the geothermal fluid flow and in the hot water storage, making limestones and dolostones among the more important potential geothermal reservoirs, worldwide. Carbonate rocks constitute the backbone of the Italian Apennines that have to be consid...
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The assessment of geothermal potential and the mapping of suitability for different geothermal uses are of relevance for deciding strategies regarding the eventual geothermal exploitation. The VIGOR project in southern Italy, founded by the Italian Ministry of Economic Development falls within this context, since one of main targets is the assessme...
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The multidisciplinary and integrated review of existing data (mainly acquired during oil exploration), specifically reread for geothermal purposes, and the integration with new data acquired in particular key areas, such as the Mazara Del Vallo site in the southern part of western Sicily, allowed us to better understand this -regional scale- medium...
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In a century of history, geothermal exploitation for power production and direct uses of geothermal heat has provided a large knowledge, and also underlined the different aspects characterising geothermal world. The exploitation of geothermal energy not only requires the knowledge of underground conditions and of different technologies, but also ot...
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The Global Geothermal Energy Database (GGED) of the International Geothermal Association (IGA) is a web application based on a database containing global and country-specific geothermal information, and refers to both electricity generation and direct use of geothermal heat. The application, built using an open-source Business Intelligence platform...
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A performance assessment of deep-seated geothermal systems was carried out in collaboration with TNO (Netherlands Geological Survey) to evaluate at regional scale the geothermal energy potential of the VIGOR Project regions (Southern Italy). Three main components were considered in the analysis: the resource – estimating its magnitude and distribut...
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In the framework of VIGOR Project, a national project coordinated by the Institute of Geosciences and Earth Resources (CNR-IGG) and sponsored by the Ministry of Economic Development (MiSE), dedicated to the evaluation of geothermal potential in the regions of the Convergence Objective in Italy (Puglia, Calabria, Campania and Sicily), is expected to...
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Oil exploration in western Sicily started in the late 1950s when several exploration wells were drilled, and continued with the acquisition of many seismic reflection profiles and the drilling of new wells in the1980s. The geological interpretation of these data mainly provided new insights for the definition of geometric relationships between tect...
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From a geothermal point of view western Sicily is a very interesting area, with the manifestation at surface of several thermal springs, localized areas of moderately high heat flux (more than 90 mW/m 2) and thick carbonates units uninterruptedly developing from surface up top great depths. In this area oil exploration provided new insights for the...
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Geothermal assessment and the mapping of suitability for different geothermal uses are of strategic importance for successful policy strategies regarding geothermal exploitation. The VIGOR project falls in this context, since one of its main targets is the geothermal potential assessment both at local and regional scale, distinguishing the latter a...

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