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

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.

Call for proposal

H2020-LCE-2014-2015

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Sub call

H2020-LCE-2014-2

Coordinator

CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Net EU contribution
€ 614 375,00
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma
Italy

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Region
Centro (IT) Lazio Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 614 375,00

Participants (18)

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PADOVA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 681 937,50
Address
Via 8 Febbraio 2
35122 Padova

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Region
Nord-Est Veneto Padova
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 681 937,50
FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 308 625,00
Address
Parque Cientifico Y Tecnologico De Bizkaia Astondo Bidea Edificio 700
48160 Derio (Bizkaia)

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Region
Noreste País Vasco Bizkaia
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 308 625,00
ENERGESIS GROUP SL

Participation ended

Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 84 603,78
Address
Av Peris I Valero 142
46006 Valencia
SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Este Comunitat Valenciana Valencia/València
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 84 603,78
R.E.D. SRL
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 289 975,00
Address
Via Giulio Cesare Scaligero 20
35136 Padova Pd

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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
Nord-Est Veneto Padova
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 289 975,00
GALLETTI BELGIUM
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 78 636,25
Address
Essenestraat 16
1740 Ternat

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Region
Vlaams Gewest Prov. Vlaams-Brabant Arr. Halle-Vilvoorde
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 78 636,25
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

HIREF SPA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 172 051,25
Address
Viale Spagna 31/33
35020 Tribano

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Region
Nord-Est Veneto Padova
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 172 051,25
SOCIETATEA ROMANA GEOEXCHANGE
Romania
Net EU contribution
€ 231 750,00
Address
Bdul Pache Protopopescu 66 Sector 2
021414 Bucuresti

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Region
Macroregiunea Trei Bucureşti-Ilfov Bucureşti
Activity type
Other
Other funding
€ 231 750,00
ANER SISTEMAS INFORMATICOS SL
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 87 445,75
Address
Araba Kalea 43 2 Planta
20800 Zarautz

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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)
Other funding
€ 87 445,75
REHAU AUTOMOTIVE SE & CO KG
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 168 525,00
Address
Rheniumhaus
95111 Rehau

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Region
Baden-Württemberg Stuttgart Stuttgart, Stadtkreis
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 168 525,00
FRIEDRICH-ALEXANDER-UNIVERSITAET ERLANGEN-NUERNBERG
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 397 025,00
Address
Schlossplatz 4
91054 Erlangen

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Region
Bayern Mittelfranken Erlangen, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 397 025,00
CENTRE FOR RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES AND SAVING FONDATION
Greece
Net EU contribution
€ 351 900,00
Address
Marathonos 19th Km
19009 Pikermi

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Region
Ανατολική Αττική Aττική Αττική
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 351 900,00
SCUOLA UNIVERSITARIA PROFESSIONALE DELLA SVIZZERA ITALIANA
Switzerland
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Stabile Le Gerre
6928 Manno

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Region
Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera Ticino Ticino
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
SLR ENVIRONMENTAL CONSULTING(IRELAND)LIMITED
Ireland
Net EU contribution
€ 296 581,25
Address
Dundrum Business Park 7
14 Windy Arbour

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Region
Ireland Eastern and Midland Dublin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 296 581,25
HYDRA SRL
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 288 050,00
Address
Via Guiccioli 6 Fraccione San Pietro
40062 Ghiaroni

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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
Nord-Est Emilia-Romagna Bologna
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 288 050,00
GEO GREEN
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 169 400,00
Address
Rue De Priesmont Marbais 63
1495 Villers La Ville

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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
Région wallonne Prov. Brabant Wallon Arr. Nivelles
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 169 400,00
UNITED NATIONS EDUCATIONAL SCIENTIFIC AND CULTURAL ORGANIZATION
France
Net EU contribution
€ 318 125,00
Address
Place De Fontenoy 7
75007 Paris

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 318 125,00
PIETRE EDIL SRL
Romania
Net EU contribution
€ 101 500,00
Address
Str Slanic 2 Et 3 Ap 3 Sector 3
030242 Bucuresti

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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
Macroregiunea Trei Bucureşti-Ilfov Bucureşti
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 101 500,00
UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE VALENCIA
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 204 146,22
Address
Camino De Vera Sn Edificio 3a
46022 Valencia

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Region
Este Comunitat Valenciana Valencia/València
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 204 146,22