15 partners representing geological surveys, university, industry, regional energy and development agencies, ministries and municipalites, assisted by 7 Associated Strategic Partners from Hungary, Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Romania work together to improve energy security and efficiency in the Danube Region by promoting the sustainable utilization of the existing, however still largely untapped deep geothermal resources in the heating sector. The project area covers the central and southeastern part of the Danube Region, encompassing southern Hungary (southern Transdanubia and southern part of the Great Plain), northeastern Slovenia (Pomurska and Podravska), northern Croatia (Slavonia), the northern parts of Bosnia and Herzegovina, northern Serbia (Vojvodina) and western Romania (Crisana and Banat), altogether about 95,000 km2.
DARLINGe project area (red contour) with 3 cross-border pilot areas (light green)
The project's specific objectives are:
- to increase the use of geothermal energy and help the penetration of energy efficient cascade systems and matching them with existing heat-market demands
- to establish a market-replicable tool-box consisting of 3 complementary modules for sustainable management of deep geothermal resources (an independent indicator-based benchmark evaluation of current uses, a decision tree to help developers, and a geological risk mitigation scheme to maximize the success rate of a first geothermal well), and to test these tools on three cross-border pilot areas
- to advance stakeholder cooperation to foster geothermal developments and to create a strong geothermal value chain.
Sketch of an ideal geothermal cascade system where users are sequentally linked according to their decreasing heat demand
- Start date
- End date
- Budget in Euro
- Overall: 2525760,7
- ERDF Contribution: 1612249,99
- IPA Contribution: 534646,6
- ENI Contribution: 0
- Call number
- Call 1
- Better connected and energy responsible Danube region
- Specific objective
- Improve energy security and energy efficiency
|Filename||Date of upload|
|D.6.2.1. Strategy FINAL.pdf||29-03-2019 17:56:10|
|D.6.3.1. Manual on the use of the tool-box.pdf||12-07-2018 15:11:30|
|Geological and Geophysical Instutute of Hungary||Lead firstname.lastname@example.org||HUNGARY|
|Mannvit Planning and Consulting Limited Liability Company||ERDF email@example.com||HUNGARY|
|InnoGeo Research and Service Non-profit Public-benefit Limited Liability Company||ERDF firstname.lastname@example.org||HUNGARY|
|GEOLOGICAL SURVEY OF SLOVENIA||ERDF email@example.com||SLOVENIA|
|Local Energy Agency Pomurje||ERDF firstname.lastname@example.org||SLOVENIA|
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