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ENhanced Geothermal Innovative Network for Europe

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 19760

  • Start date

    1 November 2005

  • End date

    30 April 2008

Funded under:

FP6-SUSTDEV

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 302 289

  • EU contribution

    € 2 302 289

Coordinated by:

BUREAU DE RECHERCHES GEOLOGIQUES ET MINIERES

France

Objective

The contribution of geothermal energy is a key factor to the successful achievement of the objectives of the European Commission concerning the development of renewable and sustainable energy. The concept of Unconventional Geothermal Resources and in parti cular Enhanced Geothermal Systems examines ways of increasing the potential of geothermal power generation through (i) exploring new types of reservoirs for heat exchange (Hot Dry Rock, supercritical fluids..), (ii) enlarging the extent of productive geoth ermal fields by stimulating permeability, (iii) enhancing the viability of current and potential hydrothermal areas by stimulation technology and improving thermodynamic cycles. The main objective of the proposed action is the co-ordination of the present research and development initiatives for Unconventional Geothermal Resources and Enhanced Geothermal Systems, from resource investigation and assessment stage through to exploitation monitoring. The Co-ordination Action will provide (1) an updated framewor k of activities concerning geothermal energy in Europe, including the integration of scientific and technical know-how and practices, the evaluation of socio-economic and environmental impacts; (2) the definition of innovative concepts for investigation an d use of Unconventional Geothermal Resources and Enhanced Geothermal Systems; groups of experts will present a Best Practice Handbook; (3) a scientific and technical European Reference Manual including the information and dissemination systems developed du ring the Co-ordination Action. The links established between research and development teams, national development programmes, industrial partners and international agencies will be used to promote the geothermal energy as a major renewable and sustainable source of energy and to propose innovative high-level medium- to longer-term research projects.

Coordinator

BUREAU DE RECHERCHES GEOLOGIQUES ET MINIERES

Address

39-43, Quai Andre Citroen - Tour Mirabeau
Paris

France

Participants (34)

GEOFORSCHUNGSZENTRUM POTSDAM

Germany

ISLENKAR ORKURANNSOKNIR

Iceland

SHELL INTERNATIONAL EXPLORATION AND PRODUCTION B.V.

Netherlands

NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK - TNO

Netherlands

THE INSTITUTE FOR GEOTHERMAL RESEARCH OF THE DAGHESTAN SCIENTIFIC CENTRE OF RUSSIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES

Russia

CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE

Italy

CFG SERVICES SAS

France

INSTITUT FUER ENERGETIK UND UMWELT GMBH

Germany

EOTVOS LORAND TUDOMANYEGYETEM.

Hungary

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE (CNRS)

France

GROUPEMENT EUROPEEN D'INTERET ECONOMIQUE "EXPLOITATION MINIERE DE LA CHALEUR

France

GEOLOGIJOS IR GEOGRAFIJOS INSTITUTAS

Lithuania

MESY GEO MESS SYSTEME GMBH

Germany

VERENIGING VOOR CHRISTELIJK HOGER ONDERWIJS, WETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK EN PATIENTENZORG

Netherlands

CENTRE FOR RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES

Greece

NATIONAL CENTER FOR SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH "DEMOKRITOS"

Greece

GEOPRODUCTION CONSULTANTS GPC SA

France

INSTITUTT FOR ENERGITEKNIKK

Norway

PANSTWOWY INSTYTUT GEOLOGICZNY - POLISH GEOLOGICAL INSTITUTE

Poland

DANMARKS OG GROENLANDS GEOLOGISKE UNDERSOEGELSE

Denmark

UNIVERSITATEA DIN ORADEA

Romania

O. YU. SCHMIDT INSTITUTE OF EARTH PHYSICS - RUSSIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES

Russia

INSTITUTE FOR HIGH TEMPERATURES - RUSSIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES

Russia

JOINT STOCK COMPANY "INTERGEOTHERM"

Russia

DEEP HEAT MINING ASSOCIATION

Switzerland

GEOWATT AG

Switzerland

ORME JEOTERMAL MUHENDISLIK SANAYI VE TICARET A.S.

Turkey

INSTITUTO GEOLOGICO Y MINERO DE ESPANA

Spain

CENTRE FOR RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY HELLAS

Greece

FILTECH ENERGY DRILLING CORPORATION

Philippines

INSTITUTO DE INVESTIGACIONES ELECTRICAS

Mexico

CENTRO DE INVESTIGACION CIENTIFICA Y DE EDUCACION SUPERIOR DE ENSENADA

Mexico

LAGEO S.A. DE C.V.

El Salvador

INSTITUT FUER GEOWISSENSCHAFTLICHE GEMEINSCHAFTSAUFGABEN

Germany

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 19760

  • Start date

    1 November 2005

  • End date

    30 April 2008

Funded under:

FP6-SUSTDEV

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 302 289

  • EU contribution

    € 2 302 289

Coordinated by:

BUREAU DE RECHERCHES GEOLOGIQUES ET MINIERES

France