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CHEAP AND EFFICIENT APPLICATION OF RELIABLE GROUND SOURCE HEAT EXCHANGERS AND PUMPS

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 657982

  • Start date

    1 June 2015

  • End date

    31 May 2019

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.3.2.4.

H2020-EU.3.3.2.2.

H2020-EU.3.3.2.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 5 717 356,26

  • EU contribution

    € 4 844 652

Coordinated by:

CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE

Italy

Objective

To reduce the total cost of low enthalpy geothermal systems by 20-30 % the project will improve actual drilling/installation technologies and designs of Ground Source Heat Exchangers (GSHE’s). This will be combined with an holistic approach for optimum selection, design and implementation of complete systems across different underground and climate conditions. The proposal will focus on one hand on the development of more efficient and safe shallow geothermal systems and the reduction of the installation costs. This will be realized by improving drastically an existing, innovative vertical borehole installation technology of coaxial steel GSHE and by developing a helix type GSHE with a new, innovative installation methodology. These GSHE’s will be installed to a depth of 40 – 50 meters ensuring improved safety and faster permitting. On the other hand, the proposal will develop a decision support (DSS) and other design tools covering the geological aspects, feasibility and economic evaluations based on different plant set-up options, selection, design, installation, commissioning and operation of low enthalpy geothermal systems . These tools will be made publicly available on the web to users, including comprehensive training to lower the market entry threshold. Given that drilling and GSHE technologies are mature but costly, this holistic approach is included in the proposal to bring the overall cost of the total project down, i.e. not just the cost of the GSHE itself but the avoidance of ground response tests, the engineering costs for the design of the GSHE and the integration of heat pumps with building heating and cooling systems. Also the use of novel the heat pumps for higher temperatures developed within the project will reduce the costs in the market for retrofitting buildings. The developments will be demonstrated in six sites with different undergrounds in different climates whilst the tools will be applied to several virtual demo cases.

Coordinator

CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE

Address

Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma

Italy

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 614 375

Participants (17)

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PADOVA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 681 937,50

FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 308 625

ENERGESIS GROUP SL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 84 603,78

R.E.D. SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 289 975

GALLETTI BELGIUM

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 250 687,50

SOCIETATEA ROMANA GEOEXCHANGE

Romania

EU Contribution

€ 231 750

ANER SISTEMAS INFORMATICOS SL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 87 445,75

REHAU AG+CO

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 168 525

FRIEDRICH-ALEXANDER-UNIVERSITAET ERLANGEN NUERNBERG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 397 025

CENTRE FOR RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES AND SAVING FONDATION

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 351 900

SCUOLA UNIVERSITARIA PROFESSIONALE DELLA SVIZZERA ITALIANA

Switzerland

SLR ENVIRONMENTAL CONSULTING(IRELAND)LIMITED

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 296 581,25

HYDRA SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 288 050

GEO GREEN

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 169 400

UNITED NATIONS EDUCATIONAL, SCIENTIFIC AND CULTURAL ORGANIZATION -UNESCO

France

EU Contribution

€ 318 125

PIETRE EDIL SRL

Romania

EU Contribution

€ 101 500

UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE VALENCIA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 204 146,22

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 657982

  • Start date

    1 June 2015

  • End date

    31 May 2019

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.3.2.4.

H2020-EU.3.3.2.2.

H2020-EU.3.3.2.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 5 717 356,26

  • EU contribution

    € 4 844 652

Coordinated by:

CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE

Italy