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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-RES-SingleStage
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Funding Scheme

CSA - Coordination and support action

Coordinator

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

Participants (15)

RETE GEOTERMICA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 98 442,50
Address
Via Ernesto Rossi 9
52100 Arezzo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ENEL GREEN POWER SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 100 000
Address
Viale Regina Margherita 125
00198 Roma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CONSORZIO PER LO SVILUPPO DELLE AREE GEOTERMICHE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 160 875
Address
Via Tiberio Gazzei 89
53030 Radicondoli
Activity type
Other
CONSORZIO INTERUNIVERSITARIO PERLO SVILUPPO DEI SISTEMI A GRANDE INTERFASE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 167 500
Address
Via Della Lastruccia 3
50019 Firenze
Activity type
Research Organisations
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 150 625
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
BUREAU DE RECHERCHES GEOLOGIQUES ET MINIERES
France
EU contribution
€ 233 696
Address
3 Av Claude Guillemin
45060 Orleans
Activity type
Research Organisations
ES-GEOTHERMIE
France
EU contribution
€ 116 072,50
Address
26 Boulevard Du President Wilson
67000 Strasbourg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ASSOCIATION POUR LA RECHERCHE ET LE DEVELOPPEMENT DES METHODES ET PROCESSUS INDUSTRIELS
France
EU contribution
€ 154 736,25
Address
Boulevard Saint Michel 60
75272 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
ISLENSKAR ORKURANNSOKNIR
Iceland
EU contribution
€ 150 812,50
Address
Grensasvegi 9
108 Reykjavik
Activity type
Research Organisations
GEORG-RANNSOKNARKLASI I JARDHITA
Iceland
EU contribution
€ 170 562,50
Address
Grensasvegi 9
108 Reykjavik
Activity type
Research Organisations
ORKUSTOFNUN
Iceland
EU contribution
€ 199 062,50
Address
Grensasvegur 9
108 Reykjavik
Activity type
Other
VLAAMSE INSTELLING VOOR TECHNOLOGISCH ONDERZOEK N.V.
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 305 987,50
Address
Boeretang 200
2400 Mol
Activity type
Research Organisations
JEOTERMAL ELEKTRIK SANTRAL YATIRIMCILARI DERNEGI
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 104 078
Address
1203/11 Sok No 3 D 4/409 Yenisehi Konak
35110 Izmir
Activity type
Other
DOKUZ EYLUL UNIVERSITESI
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 68 750
Address
Cumhuriyet Bulvari 144
35210 Alsancak Izmir
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
MAGYAR BANYASZATI ES FOLDTANI SZOLGALAT
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 85 600
Address
Columbus Utca 17 23
1145 Budapest
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)