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Geothermal Communities – demonstrating the cascading use of geothermal energy for district heating with small scale RES integration and retrofitting measures

Objective

Central-Eastern European countries have exceptional geothermal resources. These resources are either unexploited due to the lack of technological know-how or their utilisation is carried out in an unsustainable way; geothermal district heating projects lack the energy efficiency component and the used thermal water is not reinjected but instead released to surface waters. Geothermal Communities will demonstrate best available technologies in the use of geothermal energy combined with innovative energy-efficiency measures in three different pilot sites (Hungary, Slovakia and Italy). Furthermore the project will integrate a large number of cities as project partners (from Serbia, Romania, Poland and Italy) that either already have ongoing geothermal systems that needs the adoption of new technologies (e.g. Sacueni, Romania) or they would like to implement new systems from scratch with the help of the project partners (e.g. Subotica, Serbia). In addition to the demonstration component through the parallel implementation of three ambitious development works there is also a strong complementary component of research focusing on making geothermal projects more cost efficient and technologically sound. Results of the project activities will be disseminated via straightforward dissemination actions combined with a training programme organised for municipal-level decision makers. Finally, the Mayors’ Geothermal Club will be set up and will continue operating even after the EC-funded period as a permanent network of city mayors and municipal-level decision makers who are interested in the sustainable utilisation of geothermal energy.

Call for proposal

FP7-ENERGY-2008-TREN-1
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Funding Scheme

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Coordinator

GEONARDO ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGIESLTD
Address
Zahony U 7
1031 Budapest
Hungary
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Gabor Kitley (Mr.)

Participants (15)

SOFTECH ENERGIA TECNOLOGIA AMBIENTE SRL
Italy
Address
Via Principe Tommaso
Torino
Administrative Contact
Roberto Pagani (Prof.)
SLOVENSKA INOVACNA A ENERGETICKA AGENTURA
Slovakia
Address
Bajkalska 27
827 99 Bratislava
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ivan Drobny (Mr.)
INSTYTUT GOSPODARKI SUROWCAMI MINERALNYMI I ENERGIA PAN
Poland
Address
Ul. Jozefa Wybickiego 7A
31 261 Krakow
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Danuta Turecka (Ms.)
GALANTATERM SPOL. SR.O.
Slovakia
Address
Vodarenska Ul.
Galanta
Administrative Contact
Zoltán Horváth (Mr.)
MACEDONIAN GEOTHERMAL ASSOCIATION (MAGA)
North Macedonia
Address
Ul. Dame Gruev Br. 1-3/16
1000 Skopje
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Sanja Popovska Vasilevska (Dr.)
CONSORZIO PER LO SVILUPPO DELLE AREE GEOTERMICHE
Italy
Address
Via Tiberio Gazzei 89
53030 Radicondoli
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Sergio Chiacchella (Dr.)
SZEGEDI TUDOMANYEGYETEM
Hungary
Address
Dugonics Ter 13
6720 Szeged
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Balázs Kóbor (Dr.)
MORAHALOM VAROS ONKORMANYZATA
Hungary
Address
Millenniumi Setany
Morahalom
Administrative Contact
Tamás Medgyes (Dr.)
Mesto Galanta
Slovakia
Address
Mierové Námestie
Galanta
Administrative Contact
Mézes Alexander (Mr.)
COMUNE DI MONTIERI
Italy
Address
P.zza Gramsci
Montieri
Administrative Contact
Marcello Giuntini (Mr.)
Primaria Sacuieni
Romania
Address
Libertăţii
Sacuieni
Administrative Contact
Botond Pete (Mr.)
CITY ASSEMBLY OF SUBOTICA
Serbia
Address
Trg Slobode
Subotica
Administrative Contact
Marija Milodanovic (Ms.)
Municipality of Kocani
North Macedonia
Address
Rade Kratovce
Kocani
Administrative Contact
Dragan Petrov (Mr.)
GMINA MSZCZONOW
Poland
Address
Pl. Jozefa Pilsudskiego
Mszczonow
Administrative Contact
Teresa Koszulinska (Ms.)
BYSPRAV
Slovakia
Address
Nova Doba
Galanta
Administrative Contact
Zoltan Horvath (Mr.)