Project: Identification and Assessment of Deep Geothermal Heat Resources in Challenging Urban Environments

Acronym GEO-URBAN (Reference Number: 170151-4401)
Duration 01/05/2018 - 01/05/2021
Project Topic The need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions is an important issue facing society at present. Renewable energy, including geothermal energy, will play an important role in achieving this goal. Although the exploitation of high-enthalpy geothermal heat resources has been successful in some EU countries where the geological conditions are favourable, potential resources in more challenging, low-enthalpy settings remain poorly understood and largely untapped. The GEOURBAN project aims to explore the potential for deep geothermal resources in low-enthalpy regions and to assess this energy source as a viable heating supply for urban areas. The project will focus on two areas – Dublin, Ireland and Vallès in Catalonia, Spain – and will provide a feasibility analysis for the commercial exploitation of deep geothermal resources in these regions.
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Project partner

Number Name Role Country
1 Barcelona Supercomputing Center Partner Spain
2 Dublin City Council Partner Ireland
3 Dublin Institute for Advances Studies Partner Ireland
4 Gavin and Doherty Geosolutions Ltd. Coordinator Ireland
5 Geotermisk Operatorselskab Partner Denmark
6 Geothermal Association of Ireland Observer Ireland
7 Institut Cartogràfic i Geològic de Catalunya Observer Spain
8 Spanish Geothermal Technology Platform Observer Spain
9 Universitat de Barcelona Partner Spain
10 University College Dublin - Irish Centre for Research in Applied Geosciences Partner Ireland