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ETIP-DG: Implementation Roadmap for Deep Geothermal in the European Union

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Alexander Richter 26 Aug 2019

European Technology & Innovation Platform on Deep Geothermal (ETIP-DG) has released  its Implementation roadmap for Deep Geothermal, which aims to identify a path forward, developing high performance, cost-effective and sustainable deep geothermal technologies that can expand the production of electricity, heating and cooling while reinforcing EU industrial capacity and leadership in the sector.

The European Technology & Innovation Platform on Deep Geothermal (ETIP-DG) has released  its Implementation roadmap for Deep Geothermal, which aims to identify a path forward, developing high performance, cost-effective and sustainable deep geothermal technologies that can expand the production of electricity, heating and cooling while reinforcing EU industrial capacity and leadership in the sector.

The Implementation Roadmap on Deep Geothermal identifies a path forward, developing high performance, cost-effective and sustainable deep geothermal technologies that can expand the production of electricity, heating and cooling while reinforcing EU industrial capacity and leadership in the sector. It continues the work of the 2014 Geothermal Technology Roadmap created by the ETIP on Renewable Heating and Cooling (RHC Platform) , which launched the 2020 objectives and the related Implementation Plan.

The mission, goals and actions described here for 2030 and the future date of 2050 build upon the Vision and the Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda for Deep Geothermal (SRIA) . The selection of topics has been established via a stakeholder consultation process which prioritised goals and further needs for action. This document is complementary to the one provided by the Deep Geothermal Implementation Working Group active within the Strategic Energy Technology Plan , as it ranks short to mediumterm challenges and actions, tracks long-term strategy, and offers a description of topics and goals, providing performance indicators. The Roadmap is intended for policy makers, funding institutions, manufacturers and energy market actors, research institutions and other stakeholders.

Chapter A introduces the missions, the objectives and the timeframe of Research and Innovation (R&I) actions. The targets and the expected performance of the European Technology and Innovation Platform on Deep geothermal (ETIP-DG) have been set during recent years of activity and are summarised in Chapter B, along with Key Performance Indicators (KPI).

As regards the Implementation plan in Chapter C, three main aspects are considered: the identification of R&I actions which ought to be developed as a priority (based on the work of the ETIP-DG Working Groups), the objectives of the research actions, and finally, its targets and measurable performance indicators.

Finally, Chapter D addresses the funding of these research and innovation activities for deep geothermal. A key message here is that it is not only necessary to strengthen R&I private investments and increase the public funding budget for R&I projects at European, national and regional levels. A strengthening of the market deployment policy and knowledge sharing for deep geothermal are also required.

Source:  ETIP-DIG – The report can be found here (pdf)