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.
- 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
|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|
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...