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Development of novel and cost-effective drilling technology for Geothermal Systems

Project description

Optimising technology for geothermal extraction

Geothermal energy is an environmentally friendly resource that has the potential to meet the heating, cooling and electricity demands of the future. However, it remains largely untapped because of expensive and prolonged drilling practices. The EU-funded Geo-Drill project aims to develop optimised drilling equipment to cut costs and increase the rate of penetration in geothermal extraction. This innovative drilling technology will combine durable mud hammers operated with bi-stable fluidic amplifiers, 3D-printed sensors and cables to enhance monitoring, and graphene coatings to improve drill resistance and lifetime. Reducing drilling costs by up to 60 %, it will motivate investment and make geothermal energy more widely accessible.

Call for proposal

H2020-LC-SC3-2018-2019-2020

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Sub call

H2020-LC-SC3-2018-RES-TwoStages

Coordinator

TWI LIMITED
Net EU contribution
€ 673 975,00
Address
Granta Park Great Abington
CB21 6AL Cambridge
United Kingdom

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Region
East of England East Anglia Cambridgeshire CC
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Participants (12)

HOCHSCHULE BOCHUM

Participation ended

Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 2 923,16
Address
Am Hochschulcampus 1
44801 Bochum

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Region
Nordrhein-Westfalen Arnsberg Bochum, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
GEOLORN LIMITED
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 105 500,00
Address
20 Barnton Street
FK8 1NE Stirling

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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
Perth & Kinross and Stirling
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
JARDBORANIR HF
Iceland
Net EU contribution
€ 114 750,00
Address
Hlidasmara 3
201 Kopavogur

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Region
Ísland Ísland Höfuðborgarsvæði
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
PRECISION VARIONIC INTERNATIONAL LIMITED
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 571 110,00
Address
Sensor House - Langley Road Hillmead
SN5 5WB Swindon

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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 West (England) Gloucestershire, Wiltshire and Bristol/Bath area Swindon
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
TECHNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS LTD
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 348 750,00
Address
First Floor, Unit 4, Rutherford House, Manchester Science Park, Pencroft Way
M15 6JJ Manchester

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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
North West (England) Greater Manchester Manchester
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
FLOWPHYS AS
Norway
Net EU contribution
€ 349 375,00
Address
Stollen 14
3030 Drammen

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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
Norge Oslo og Viken Viken
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
France
Net EU contribution
€ 449 590,00
Address
Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
GEROSION EHF
Iceland
Net EU contribution
€ 250 937,50
Address
Arleynir 2-8
112 Reykjavik

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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
Ísland Ísland Höfuðborgarsvæði
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
HASKOLI ISLANDS
Iceland
Net EU contribution
€ 430 412,50
Address
Saemundargotu 2
101 Reykjavik

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Region
Ísland Ísland Höfuðborgarsvæði
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
RINA CONSULTING - CENTRO SVILUPPO MATERIALI SPA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 409 000,00
Address
Via Di Castel Romano 100
00128 Roma

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Region
Centro (IT) Lazio Roma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
GRAPHENEA SA
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 344 250,00
Address
Paseo Mikeletegi 83
20009 San Sebastian Guipuzcoa

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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
Noreste País Vasco Gipuzkoa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG EV
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 945 826,84
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen

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Region
Bayern Oberbayern München, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00