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Tackling the environmental concerns for deploying geothermal energy in Europe

Objective

The advantages of using geothermal for power production and H&C are little known. Recently, deep geothermal energy production in some regions is confronted with a negative perception, and a special attention from some decision-makers, in terms of environmental performance, which could seriously hamper its market uptake. Media reports focus more on disadvantages than advantages. As a result, decision makers and potential investors have concerns about possible environmental impacts and risks involved in implementing geothermal projects, and social resistance often results in practical obstacles - such as significant slowdowns - to the deployment of the deep geothermal resources. The first objective of the GEOENVI project is to make sure that deep geothermal energy can play its role in Europe’s future energy supply in a sustainable way. It aims to create a robust strategy to respond environmental concerns (by environmental concerns we mean both environmental impacts and risks): • by assessing the environmental impacts and risks of geothermal projects operational or in development in Europe, and • by providing a robust framework to propose recommendations on environmental regulations to the decision-makers, an adapted methodology for assessing environment impact to the project developers, and finally • by communicating properly on environmental concerns with the general public. Secondly, GEOENVI aims at engaging with both decision-makers and geothermal market actors, to have the recommendations on regulations adopted and to see the LCA methodology implemented by geothermal stakeholders. The engagement with stakeholders includes to share knowledge by adopting an open and FAIR (findable, accessible, interoperable, reusable) data approach.

Call for proposal

H2020-LC-SC3-2018-2019-2020

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Sub call

H2020-LC-SC3-2018-RES-SingleStage

Coordinator

EUROPEAN GEOTHERMAL ENERGY COUNCIL
Net EU contribution
€ 229 071,25
Address
2 Place Du Champ De Mars
1050 Bruxelles
Belgium

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Region
Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/ Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Arr. de Bruxelles-Capitale/Arr. Brussel-Hoofdstad
Activity type
Other
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Participants (17)

RETE GEOTERMICA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 87 650,16
Address
Via Ernesto Rossi 9
52100 Arezzo

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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
Centro (IT) Toscana Arezzo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
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.

MAGMA ENERGY ITALIA SRL
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 10 792,34
Address
Via Ernesto Rossi 9
52100 Arezzo

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Region
Centro (IT) Toscana Arezzo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
ENEL GREEN POWER SPA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 100 000,00
Address
Viale Regina Margherita 125
00198 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
CONSORZIO PER LO SVILUPPO DELLE AREE GEOTERMICHE
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 160 875,00
Address
Via Tiberio Gazzei 89
53030 Radicondoli

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Region
Centro (IT) Toscana Siena
Activity type
Other
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
CONSORZIO INTERUNIVERSITARIO PERLO SVILUPPO DEI SISTEMI A GRANDE INTERFASE
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 167 500,00
Address
Via Della Lastruccia 3
50019 Firenze

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Region
Centro (IT) Toscana Firenze
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 150 625,00
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma

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Region
Centro (IT) Lazio Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
BUREAU DE RECHERCHES GEOLOGIQUES ET MINIERES
France
Net EU contribution
€ 233 696,00
Address
3 Av Claude Guillemin
45060 Orleans

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Region
Centre — Val de Loire Centre — Val de Loire Loiret
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
ES-GEOTHERMIE
France
Net EU contribution
€ 116 072,50
Address
26 Boulevard Du President Wilson
67000 Strasbourg

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Region
Grand Est Alsace Bas-Rhin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
ASSOCIATION POUR LA RECHERCHE ET LE DEVELOPPEMENT DES METHODES ET PROCESSUS INDUSTRIELS
France
Net EU contribution
€ 36 205,00
Address
Boulevard Saint Michel 60
75272 Paris

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
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.

ECOLE NATIONALE SUPERIEURE DES MINES DE PARIS
France
Net EU contribution
€ 118 531,25
Address
Boulevard Saint Michel 60
75272 Paris

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
ISLENSKAR ORKURANNSOKNIR
Iceland
Net EU contribution
€ 150 812,50
Address
Grensasvegi 9
108 Reykjavik

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Region
Ísland Ísland Höfuðborgarsvæði
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
GEORG-RANNSOKNARKLASI I JARDHITA
Iceland
Net EU contribution
€ 170 562,50
Address
Grensasvegi 9
108 Reykjavik

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Region
Ísland Ísland Höfuðborgarsvæði
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
ORKUSTOFNUN
Iceland
Net EU contribution
€ 199 062,50
Address
Grensasvegur 9
108 Reykjavik

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Region
Ísland Ísland Höfuðborgarsvæði
Activity type
Other
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
VLAAMSE INSTELLING VOOR TECHNOLOGISCH ONDERZOEK N.V.
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 305 987,50
Address
Boeretang 200
2400 Mol

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Region
Vlaams Gewest Prov. Antwerpen Arr. Turnhout
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
JEOTERMAL ELEKTRIK SANTRAL YATIRIMCILARI DERNEGI
Turkey
Net EU contribution
€ 104 078,00
Address
1203/11 Sok No 3 D 4/409 Yenisehi Konak
35110 Izmir

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Region
Ege İzmir İzmir
Activity type
Other
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
DOKUZ EYLUL UNIVERSITESI
Turkey
Net EU contribution
€ 68 750,00
Address
Cumhuriyet Bulvari 144
35210 Alsancak Izmir

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Region
Ege İzmir İzmir
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
MAGYAR BANYASZATI ES FOLDTANI SZOLGALAT
Hungary
Net EU contribution
€ 85 600,00
Address
Columbus Utca 17 23
1145 Budapest

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Region
Közép-Magyarország Budapest Budapest
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00