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Developing a single access point for the market uptake of geothermal energy use in multivalent heating and cooling networks across Europe

Objective

Heating and cooling in buildings and industry accounts for half of the EU’s energy consumption, making it the biggest energy end-use sector ahead of both, transport and electricity. Approximately 75% of heating and cooling is still generated from fossil fuels while only 22% is generated from renewable energy. District heating and cooling networks supplied by renewable energy sources can be a solution to all these issues, offering a clean, energy-efficient, and cost-effective alternative to individual fossil-fuel heating systems. Geothermal energy has the potential to play a vital role inside heating and cooling networks by offering zero emission stable base load supply and heat storage in the subsurface. Still, geothermal energy supplied heating and cooling networks (‘geoHC networks’) cover a small niche of around 1% inside the European heating and cooling sector, which is a result of primarily non-technological market barriers.
SAPHEA addresses the uptake of multivalent heating and cooling networks supplied by geothermal energy by creating a durable digital market uptake hub. The hub contains toolboxes and guidelines to support stakeholders in early stage investment decisions and strategy planning activities and addresses market actors in districts or municipalities all across Europe. SAPHEA will therefore combine, adapt and expand existing tools (e.g. Hotmaps or EnerMaps) considering a set of market ready and emerging technological concepts linked to geoHC networks. The users of the hub, represented by local authorities, community services and energy suppliers will be empowered by targeted trainings to draft development scenarios and roadmaps taking into consideration the specific geological and socio-economic boundary conditions in their respective region. Dedicated communication activities will lead to the establishment to a lively network around the market uptake hub of public and private market actors as well as researchers beyond the lifetime of SAPHEA.

Coordinator

GEOLOGISCHE BUNDESANSTALT
Net EU contribution
€ 332 375,00
Other funding
€ 332 375,00

Participants (8)

ZENTRUM FUR ENERGIEWIRTSCHAFT UND UMWELT (E-THINK)
Austria
Net EU contribution
€ 262 325,00
Address
Argentinierstrasse 18 Top 10
1040 Wien

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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
Wien Wien
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 262 325,00
AKADEMIA GORNICZO-HUTNICZA IM. STANISLAWA STASZICA W KRAKOWIE
Poland
Net EU contribution
€ 99 985,00
Address
Al Adama Mickiewicza 30
30-059 Krakow

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Region
Makroregion południowy Małopolskie Miasto Kraków
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 99 985,00
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI TORINO
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 260 000,00
Address
Via Giuseppe Verdi 8
10124 Torino

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Region
Nord-Ovest Piemonte Torino
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 260 000,00
EUROPEAN GEOTHERMAL ENERGY COUNCIL
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 279 525,00
Address
2 Place Du Champ De Mars
1050 Bruxelles

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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
Other funding
€ 279 525,00
VIA UNIVERSITY COLLEGE
Denmark
Net EU contribution
€ 125 225,00
Address
Hedeager 2
8200 Aarhus N

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Region
Danmark Midtjylland Østjylland
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 125 225,00
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET WIEN
Austria
Net EU contribution
€ 251 672,50
Address
Karlsplatz 13
1040 Wien

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Region
Wien Wien
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 251 672,50
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 233 125,00
Address
Arcisstrasse 21
80333 Muenchen

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Region
Bayern Oberbayern München, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 233 125,00
ENGIE
France
Net EU contribution
€ 85 650,00
Address
1 Place Samuel De Champlain
92400 Courbevoie

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Hauts-de-Seine
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 85 650,00

Partners (1)

GEOTHERMAL ENGINEERING LTD
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
No data
Address
Bickland Water Road
SW1V 3EL Falmouth Cornwall

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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
London Inner London — West Westminster
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
No data