Generation of simplified parametrised models for a selection of GEOENVI geothermal installations categories

The GEOENVI simplified models estimate the environmental impacts of four different categories of geothermal installations. The simplified models are based on equations with a small number of variable parameters and provide first environmental assessments of geothermal installations belonging to any of the four categories described, whenever the resources are lacking to conduct full life cycle assessments (LCAs).

Seven simplified models per category of geothermal installation were developed, describing impacts on climate change, minerals and metals resource depletion, fossil resource depletion, human carcinogenic effects, human non-carcinogenic effects, freshwater ecotoxicity, and freshwater and terrestrial acidification.

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