Support Unit for the Deep Geothermal Implementation Working Group
Type: Horizonte 2020 | H2020-LC-SC3-2018-Joint-Actions-2 Support to the realization of the Implementation Plans of the SET Plan – Deep Geothermal
Duration: 36 meses (01/02/2019 - 31/01/2022)
Status: Ongoing
Coordinator: Orkustofnun, Iceland

OS, Orkustofnun, Iceland
GEORG, GEORG Rannsoknarklasi i Jardhita, Iceland
EGEC, European Geothermal Energy Council, Belgium
KIT, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
RVO, Ministerie van Economische Zaken en Klimaat, Netherlands
FRCT, Fundo Regional para a Ciência e Tecnologia, Azores/Portugal
DGEG, Directorate-General of Energy and Geology, Portugal

Aim of the Project:

The overall objective of this project is to facilitate the execution of the Implementation Plan for geothermal energy by gathering current data, tools and procedures in place and, thereby, ensure that evidence-based strategic decisions are made to move geothermal energy forward. This work intends to ensure that deep geothermal energy can play its role in Europe’s future energy supply in a sustainable way.

The Support Unit will identify areas where joint research will accelerate progress for the entire sector. The consortium aims at bringing together stakeholders representing deep geothermal technologies from industry, research, and the public sector from across Europe. Its mission is to provide a framework to be utilized in the definition and implementation of an innovation strategy in order to increase the use of geothermal energy and to promote the growth and market acceptance of relevant European research industries and organizations.

FRCT Involvement:
FRCT has played a role from the project’s conception and proposal application. It participates on most actions contained within the project and plays a fundamental role collecting information on RD&I activities and funding schemes available to finance future work on the Deep Geothermal Implementation Plan.
Financial Overview
Consortium Budget
Partners Contribuition EU Contribuition Total
0€ 1 006 750.00 € 1 006 750.00 €
FRCT Budget
0€ 93 800.00 €93 800.00 €