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Efficient low temperature geothermal binary power

Objective

The LOW-BIN project aims in improving cost-effectiveness, competitiveness and market penetration of geothermal electricity generation schemes, targeting both hydrothermal resources for immediate market penetration and future hot dry rock systems, by:
- Widening market perspectives of geothermal Rahkine Cycle power generation by developing a unit that can generate electricity from low temperature geothermal resources, with temperature threshold for profitable operation at 65°C, compared with 90-100°C of existing units.
- Developing a Rankine Cycle machine for cogeneration of heat and power by heat recovery from the cooling water circuit.

This will lead in cogeneration of heat and power from Rankine Cycle units in present and future geothermal district heating schemes with overall energy efficiency of 98-99%, compared with 7-15% for existing units producing only electricity and for 35-60% of existing geothermal cogeneration schemes.

Call for proposal

FP6-2004-TREN-3
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Coordinator

CENTRE FOR RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES
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Marathonos Avenue 19Th Km
Pikermi/athens
Greece

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Participants (8)

BUREAU DE RECHERCHES GEOLOGIQUES ET MINIERES
France
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39-43, Quai Andre Citroen - Tour Mirabeau
Paris

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DIPARTIMENTO DI ENERGETICA - POLITECNICO DI MILANO
Italy
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Piazza Leonardo Da Vinci 32
Milano

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ESCOLA SUPERIOR DE TECNOLOGIA DE SETUBAL
Portugal
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Campus Do Instituto Politecnico De Setubal, Estefanilha
Setubal

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GEOFORSCHUNGSZENTRUM POTSDAM
Germany
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Telegrafenberg
Potsdam

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GEOTEAM TECHNISCHES BURO FUR HYDROGEOLOGIE, GEOTHERMIE UND UMWELT GES.M.B.H.
Austria
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Weizerstrasse 19
Gleisdorf

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ISLENSKAR ORKURANNSOKNIR (ICELAND GEOSURVEY)
Iceland
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Grensasvegi 9
Reykjavik

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TURBODEN SRL
Italy
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Viale Stazione 23
Brescia

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UNIVERSITY OF ORADEA
Romania
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Armatei Romane, 5-9
Oradea

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