DARLINGe - Danube Region Leading Geothermal Energy

10 ERDF and 5 IPA partners representing geological surveys, university, industry, regional energy and development agencies, ministry  and municipality, assisted by 7 ASP-s from HU, SLO, HR, SRB, BH and RO will work together to improve energy security and efficiency in the DR by promoting sustainable utilization of the existing, however still largely untapped deep geothermal resources in the heating sector, as a main objective. The project areas covers the central and SE-ern part of the DR, encompassing S-Hungary (S-Transdanubia and S-ern part of the Great Plain), NE-Slovenia (Pomurska and Podravska), N-Croatia (Slavonia), W-ern Srpska and the Central- and N-ern parts of Bosnia-Herzegovina, N-Serbia (Vojvodina) and W-Romania (Crisana and Banat), altogether about 92000 km2.
The specific objectives are (1) to increase the use of geothermal energy and help the penetration of energy efficient cascade systems and matching them with heat-markets (concept of “resource-parks”), (2) to establish a market-replicable tool-box consisting of 3 complementary modules for sustainable geothermal reservoir management (benchmark evaluation of current uses, decision tree to help developers, geological risk mitigation scheme), (3) to advance stakeholder cooperation (establishment of a Transnational Stakeholder Forum) to foster geothermal developments and to create a strong geothermal value chain.
As a main result the intensity of cooperation will increase and contribute to energy security and energy efficiency by increasing the use of geothermal energy in the heating sector, which will make  the DR less dependent on imported fossil fuels, also respecting the environment.
Project outputs include: various training materials, Danube Region Geothermal Information Platform (interactive web-portal), Transnational Geothermal Strategy and Action Plans, tool-box tested at 3 cross-border pilot areas.

Danube Region Leading Geothermal Energy
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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


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Project Partners

Name Type Email Country
Geological and Geophysical Instutute of Hungary Lead partner nador.annamaria@mfgi.hu HUNGARY
Mannvit Planning and Consulting Limited Liability Company ERDF partner miklos@mannvit.hu HUNGARY
InnoGeo Research and Service Non-profit Public-benefit Limited Liability Company ERDF partner tmedgyes@yahoo.com HUNGARY
GEOLOGICAL SURVEY OF SLOVENIA ERDF partner andrej.lapanje@geo-zs.si SLOVENIA
Local Energy Agency Pomurje ERDF partner bojan@lea-pomurje.si SLOVENIA
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Project News

  • DARLINGe - DARLINGe Launch Event Program April 10 is available
    - 16-03-2017

    DARLINGe – Danube Region Leading Geothermal Energy Launch Event, April 10, 2017 Venue: Geological and Geophysical Institute of Hungary, 1143 Budapest, Stefánia 14.   AGENDA   11.00-11.30: Arrival,...

  • DARLINGe - DARLINGe public Launch Event on April 10, 2017, Budapest
    - 10-03-2017

    DARLINGe will hold its public Launch Event on April 10, 2017 in Budapest, at the Geological and Geophysical Institute of Hungary (1143 Budapest, Stefánia 14). A preliminary invitation was sent to more than 900 stakeholders from the six partner...

  • DARLINGe - 1st project meeting and election of SCOM
    - 24-01-2017

    DARLINGe held its first project meeting on January 23, 2017 in Budapest, where more than 50 people repesenting the 14 partners and 7 Associated Strategic Partners from Hungary, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Serbia and Romania got...

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Programme co-funded by European Union funds (ERDF, IPA, ENI)