Preparing rock compartments  for blasting on a 100 m high coastal cliff (La Réunion, 2006). © BRGM - Jean-Louis Nedellec


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HeatStore: accelerating transfers of underground heat storage technology

The BRGM is partnering the European HeatStore project, launched in 2018 and aiming to accelerate transfers of underground heat storage technology to develop industrial applications.

Aquaref - keeping a close watch on aquatic environments

Aquaref, a consortium of scientific organisations, acts as a virtual collaborative laboratory which has been closely monitoring aquatic environments for ten years. Its achievements as the national reference laboratory for aquatic environment monitoring are impressive, with the BRGM playing a...

DEEPEGS: deploying "improved" geothermal systems

The BRGM is partnering the DEEPEGS project, which aims to show how improved geothermal systems (EGS) can become a source of green energy in Europe.

Mine waste and urban mining: innovative solutions to reduce primary materials consumption

From metals recovery from mine spoil to recycling electronic waste, what innovative technological solutions are driving the circular economy forward? Answers from the BRGM with three projects: Ceres, Chromic and Extrade.

Natural risks and prevention in the age of social networks

Citizens acting as "sensors" for a better grasp of what actually happens on the ground during natural disasters: this is the idea the BRGM is pursuing with the Suricate-Nat platform, which reports and analyses tweets in real time on natural disasters in France.

Water Test Network: encouraging SME innovation in the water sector

The BRGM is supporting and assisting SMEs in the water sector through the Water Test Network, a collaborative European project to help SMEs develop their technologies and speed up access to markets.

WEEECAM: building a sustainable WEEE recycling sector in Cameroon

The WEEECAM project aims to demonstrate the economic feasibility and sustainability of WEEE recycling (waste electrical and eletronic equipment) in a developing country context. The specific aim is to implement sustainable and reproducible WEEE collection and treatment in large urban areas in...

Geological mapping and mineral inventory in Malawi

Since 2006, the BRGM has been coordinating a large-scale project in Malawi to develop the country's mining sector, covering all aspects from geological mapping and an inventory of mineral potential to organisation of the sector and transfers of competences.


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