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Advanced materials and processes to improve performance and cost-efficiency of Shallow Geothermal systems and Underground Thermal Storage

Objective

The 75% of the EU building stock is energy inefficient. Buildings hold a large untapped potential for renewables and energy efficiency in order to decarbonise the EU economy, to ensure security of supply and to provide cost savings to EU households and businesses alike. In this context, Shallow Geothermal Energy Systems (SGES) are a stable, reliable and renewable energy source with some key features compared to many other RES: being available everywhere and being capable of providing not only heating, but also cooling with unparalleled efficiency. Amongst SGES, closed loop systems with vertical Borehole Heat Exchangers enjoy the widest deployment in the EU where the total installed number of GSHP units amounts nowadays to about 1,4 million, representing an installed capacity of about 16.500 MWth. Against this background, there is still a need to remove market barriers and gain competitiveness, but also to develop the next generation of geothermal systems with new materials for penetrating further the market of building construction and renovation. Also the area of District Heating and Cooling needs improved heating and cooling storage technologies which could largely benefit from enhanced Underground Thermal Energy Storage (UTES) technologies. By a smart combination of different material solutions under the umbrella of sophisticated engineering, optimization, testing and on-site validation, GEOCOND will develop solutions to increase the thermal performance of the different subsystems configuring an SGES and UTES. An overall cost reduction of about 25% is the overall aim, leading to a substantial gain in competitiveness. GEOCOND, with a unique consortium of Companies and leading Reseach Institutions in the area of SGES and Materials, will focus on four key development areas in a synergeic and system-wide approach: development of new pipe materials, advanced grouting additives and concepts, advanced Phase Change Materials and system-wide simulation and optimization.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/sustainable economy
  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/renewable energy/geothermal energy
  • /social sciences/economics and business
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/renewable energy
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/waste management/energy efficiency

Call for proposal

H2020-LCE-2016-RES-CCS-RIA
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE VALENCIA
Address
Camino De Vera Sn Edificio 3A
46022 Valencia
Spain
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 680 826,13

Participants (10)

AIMPLAS - ASOCIACION DE INVESTIGACION DE MATERIALES PLASTICOS Y CONEXAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 502 580
Address
Calle Gustave Eiffel 4 Parque Tecnologico De Paterna
46980 Paterna Valencia
Activity type
Research Organisations
RISE CBI BETONGINSTITUTET AB

Participation ended

Sweden
EU contribution
€ 30 730,20
Address
Drottning Kristinas Vag 26
10044 Stockholm
Activity type
Research Organisations
SABANCI UNIVERSITESI
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 300 000
Address
Orhanli Tuzla
34956 Istanbul
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SILMA SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 254 250
Address
Aldo Moro 45
59016 Poggio A Caiano
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EXTRULINE SYSTEMS S.L.
Spain
EU contribution
€ 356 160
Address
Autovia Del Mediterraneo Km 567 Salida 565
30890 Puerto Lumbrera
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CARMEL OLEFINS LIMITED
Israel
EU contribution
€ 345 562,50
Address
Haifa
31014 Haifa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CIMSA CIMENTO SANAYI VE TICARET ANONIM SIRKETI
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 302 875
Address
Kisikli Cad 4 Sarkuysan-ak Is Merkezi S Blok Altunizade
34662 Uskudar Istanbul
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UBEG DR ERICH MANDS U MARC SAUER GBR
Germany
EU contribution
€ 369 102,24
Address
Reinbergstrasse 2
35580 Wetzlar
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EXERGY LTD

Participation ended

United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 201 187,50
Address
Puma Way The Technocentre Coventry University Technology Park
CV1 2TT Coventry
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
RISE RESEARCH INSTITUTES OF SWEDEN AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 612 466,43
Address
Brinellgatan 4
501 15 Boras
Activity type
Research Organisations