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MultidiSciplinary and MultIscale approach for coupLed processes induced by geo-Energies

Objective

Geo-energies, such as geothermal energy, CO2 storage and underground energy storage, have a great potential to contribute to meet the Paris Agreement targets on climate change. Yet, their deployment has been hindered by a lack of a full understanding of the processes that are induced in the subsurface by large-scale fluid injection/extraction. The various processes involved (e.g. fluid flow, geomechanical, geochemical and thermal effects) imply complex interactions that cannot be predicted without considering the dominant coupled processes, which is rarely done. As a result, some early geo-energy projects have occasionally developed unpredicted consequences, such as felt and damaging induced earthquakes, gas leakage and aquifer contamination, dampening public perception on geo-energies. SMILE aims at overcoming these challenges in developing geo-energy solutions by training a new generation of young researchers that will become experts in understanding and predicting coupled processes. Thus, they will be capable of proposing innovative solutions for the successful deployment of subsurface low-carbon energy sources while protecting groundwater and related ecosystems. To achieve this ambitious goal, the early-stage researchers will be exposed to an interdisciplinary training on experimental, mathematical and numerical modelling of coupled processes, upscaling techniques and ground deformation monitoring using field data from highly instrumented pilot tests and industrial sites. The training in SMILE has been designed by both academic and industrial partners to train competitive researchers with both technical-scientific and transferable skills to enhance their employability in academia, industry and public sector. The outputs of the project will be largely disseminated. Outreach to society will be achieved through a conspicuous series of initiatives. SMILE will make a significant contribution to the societal challenges of securing clean and low-carbon energy sources.

Coordinator

AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Net EU contribution
€ 251 971,20
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid
Spain

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Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid
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Research Organisations
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No data

Participants (5)

CENTRE TECNOLOGIC DE TELECOMUNICACIONS DE CATALUNYA
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 503 942,40
Address
Avinguda Carl Friedrich Gauss 7 Parc Mediterrani De Tecnologia
08860 Castelldefels Barcelona

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Region
Este Cataluña Barcelona
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Research Organisations
Other funding
No data
ASSOCIATION POUR LA RECHERCHE ET LE DEVELOPPEMENT DES METHODES ET PROCESSUS INDUSTRIELS
France
Net EU contribution
€ 565 387,20
Address
Boulevard Saint Michel 60
75272 Paris

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Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
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Research Organisations
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No data
NORGES TEKNISK-NATURVITENSKAPELIGE UNIVERSITET NTNU
Norway
Net EU contribution
€ 595 497,60
Address
Hogskoleringen 1
7491 Trondheim

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Region
Norge Trøndelag Trøndelag
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
No data
GEOMATICS RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT SRL
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 259 437,60
Address
Via Cavour 2
22074 Lomazzo

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Nord-Ovest Lombardia Como
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
No data
SEISMIK S.R.O
Czechia
Net EU contribution
€ 237 038,40
Address
Kubisova 1265/8
182 00 Praha

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Region
Praha Hlavní město Praha
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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No data

Partners (10)

EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZUERICH
Switzerland
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Raemistrasse 101
8092 Zuerich

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Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera Zürich Zürich
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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No data
GAMMA REMOTE SENSING RESEARCH AND CONSULTING AG
Switzerland
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Worbstrasse 225
3073 Gumligen

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera Espace Mittelland Bern / Berne
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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No data
QUINTESSA LIMITED
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
First Floor West Wing Videcom House Newtown Road
RG9 1HG Henley On Thames

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
South East (England) Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire Oxfordshire
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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No data
Craytive Technologies bv
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Oosthavenkade 39
3134 NW Vlaardingen

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West-Nederland Zuid-Holland Groot-Rijnmond
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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No data
UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE CATALUNYA
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Calle Jordi Girona 31
08034 Barcelona

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Region
Este Cataluña Barcelona
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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No data
POLITECNICO DI MILANO
Italy
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€ 0,00
Address
Piazza Leonardo Da Vinci 32
20133 Milano

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Nord-Ovest Lombardia Milano
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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No data
UNIVERSITE PARIS SCIENCES ET LETTRES
France
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€ 0,00
Address
60 Rue Mazarine
75006 Paris

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Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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No data
Charles University
Czechia
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Ovocny Trh 560/5
116 36 Praha 1

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Region
Praha Hlavní město Praha
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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No data
THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH
United Kingdom
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€ 0,00
Address
Old College, South Bridge
EH8 9YL Edinburgh

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Eastern Scotland Edinburgh
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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No data
BUNDESANSTALT FUER GEOWISSENSCHAFTEN UND ROHSTOFFE
Germany
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€ 0,00
Address
Stilleweg 2
30655 Hannover

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Region
Niedersachsen Hannover Region Hannover
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Research Organisations
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No data