GEORG is leading the GEOTHERMICA Office supporting the coordinator and consortium management team in implementing the co-fund calls and ensure an optimal, flexible and smooth operation of all activities.
GEOTHERMICA’s objective is to combine the financial resources and know-how of 18 geothermal energy research and innovation programmes owners and managers from 14 countries and their regions. Together with financial support from the European Commission GEOTHERMICA launched a call for joint projects that demonstrate and validate novel concepts of geothermal energy deployment within the energy system, and that identify paths to commercial large-scale implementation. Eight projects were supported with a total investment close to € 50 million. About half of which is funded by GEOTHERMICA and the other half comes from project partners.
The Projects cover a broad range of topics such as heat storage, managing induced seismicity, EGS drilling and completion, production operations, composite casing and integrated applications of geothermal heat. They have participants from the Netherlands, Switzerland, Iceland, Ireland, France, Flanders, Denmark, Slovenia, Germany, Spain, Italy and Azores Portugal.