Research

Ongoing and past EU funded projects in which EGEC has participated.

GEMex

GEMex

Ongoing: 2016 - 2018

GEMex (Cooperation in Geothermal energy research Europe-Mexico for development of Enhanced Geothermal Systems and Superhot Geothermal Systems) has the ambition to bring together the extended Mexican know-how of discovering, developing, and deploying conventional geothermal energy systems with a variety of European expertise from similar geothermal energy systems (Italy, Iceland etc.), of developing EGS technology, and finding new approaches to make use of super-hot geothermal systems. The approach should lead to concepts for extended future deployment of geothermal energy in Europe and Mexico.

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FROnT RHC

FROnT RHC

Concluded: 2014 - 2016

The purpose of the FROnT project (for Fair Renewable Heating and Cooling Options and Trade) was to promote a level playing field for Renewable Heating and Cooling (RHC) in Europe, and develop strategies for its greater deployment. It provided a better understanding about how to deploy RHC in the market. It improved transparency about costs of heating and cooling options (using RHC or fossil fuels), RHC support schemes and end-user key decision factors. This knowledge has helped towards developing Strategic Policy Priorities for RHC to be used by public authorities in designing and implementing better support mechanisms. It also supported the industry in engaging more effectively their prospective clients.

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KnowRES

KnowRES

Concluded: 2014 - 2016

KnowRES (Knowledge centre for Renewable Energy Jobs) provides job intelligence to industry, candidates and academic and training institutions, while performing an analysis of the skills needed by the industry to ensure that the provided education and training courses are tailor-made to the sectors’ needs.

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Regeocities

Regeocities

Concluded: 2012 - 2015

The ReGeoCities project worked on the integration of shallow Geothermal Energy at a local and regional level. It examined and promoted best practices and an intelligent regulatory framework, supporting cities to reach their SEAPS and the 2020 climate and energy goals.  It developed the The Heat Under Your Feet campaign that promotes greater awareness about the ground source heat pump industry in Europe.

 

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Ground-Med

Ground-Med

Concluded: 2009 - 2014

The GROUND-MED project (Advanced ground source heat pump systems for heating and cooling in Mediterranean climate) demonstrates the next generation of geothermal heat pump (GSHP) systems for heating and cooling in 8 demonstration sites of South Europe.

 

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GeoDH

GeoDH

Concluded: 2012 - 2014

The GeoDH project aimed to overcome the non-technical barriers to the development of geothermal district heating, specifically by: Increasing awareness amongst policy and decision makers  about the potential of this technology; Developing strategies for the simplification of the administrative and regulatory procedures and, in some cases, the filling of regulatory gaps; Developing Innovative Financial Models; Training technicians, civil servants and decision-makers of regional and local authorities to provide the technical background necessary to approve and support projects.

GeoDH.eu is now an information hub about Geothermal District Heating in Europe.

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GeoTrainet

GeoTrainet

Concluded: 2008 - 2011

The GeoTrainet project was set up to develop an educational programme which could provide a benchmark standard for training in the sector. The project was a success with the comprehensive programme developed by a broad range of experts from across Europe in high demand in the project countries.

GeoTrainet is now an international non-profit organisation Based in Brussels, Belgium, that delivers European wide training and certification programme for shallow geothermal installers, specifically designers (those who carry out feasibility and design studies, including geology) and drillers (who make the boreholes and insert the tubes).

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Repowermap

Repowermap

Concluded: 2012 - 2014

Repowermap.org is a non-profit initiative to promote renewable energies and energy efficiency by making visible real-world examples and related local information in each person's neighbourhood on an interactive map.

Have you installed a renewable energy system or have you constructed an energy efficient building? Add your example to the map to make it visible and inspire others to take action as well - each example counts!

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GeoElec

GeoElec

Concluded: 2011 - 2013

GeoElec produced an action plan towards more geothermal electricity generation in Europe, with the objective of doubling the installed geothermal power capacity in Europe by 2020. The project also looked at concrete actions to reach these objectives, for example conditions for financial feasibility, regulatory frameworks, and public acceptance.

GeoElec.eu is now a hub of information about geothermal electricity in Europe.

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Thermo Map

Thermo Map

Concluded: 2010 - 2013

The ThermoMap project developed a set of tools to provide information about shallow geothermal (up to 10m) systems and map its potential across Europe. The project harmonised pre-existing data sets relating to geological, hydrogeological, soil, climate and relief geodata with standarised methods, and and then used the data to build an open source web GIS that everyone can use to check the vSGP in a certain area. The tools developed by the ThermoMap project are now hosted on The Heat Under Your Feet website.

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Qualicert

Qualicert

Concluded: 2009 - 2011

QualiCert stands for "Common quality certification and accreditation for installers of small-scale renewable energy (RE) systems". In line with Member States (MS) obligations arising from the Directive on RE sources, QualiCert proposed a concerted action on certification and accreditation of installers of small-scale building-integrated RE systems.

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