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ETIP-DG releases Strategic Research & Innovation Agenda for Deep Geothermal

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Alexander Richter Alexander Richter 23 Apr 2019

European Technology & Innovation Platform on Deep Geothermal (ETIP-DG) has released its Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda for Deep Geothermal, in the geothermal sector and to outline research priorities.

The European Technology & Innovation Platform on Deep Geothermal (ETIP-DG) has released its Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda for Deep Geothermal, which aims to shape the strategic plan for research and innovation (R&I) in the geothermal sector and to outline research priorities for the upcoming decades.

In March 2018, the Vision for Deep Geothermal outlined the goals to be achieved in terms of performance and cost?reductions. Now, the Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda recommends actions and research priorities that should be addressed to achieve the key technological and transversal challenges that could make the Vision a solid reality between now and 2050.

The strategic roadmap now released defines the priorities for the upcoming years and with the involvement of the MEET Project (Multi Sites EGS Demonstration) and its coordinator Albert Genter.

The overall development of geothermal sector and its comprehensive contribution to a decarbonised and efficient European energy market require further research and innovation (R&I) actions. These actions are presented and detailed in this Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA). Successful accomplishment of the SRIA requires an increased and more coordinated allocation of private and public (EU, national and regional) funds.

Closely connected to the ETIP on Deep geothermal (ETIP-DG) Vision document, the SRIA addresses all of the issues judged by ETIP-DG members to be crucial to developing the use of deep geothermal energy resources, both as heat and electricity. The ETIPDG forecasts highly ambitious development in the utilisation of geothermal energy in Europe, both for electricity and heat. However, in order to make our Vision a solid reality in the near future, we have to go beyond the business-as-usual approach and promote breakthroughs in all areas of technological and cross-cutting innovation while pursuing the long-term goals of the EU.

The report can be downloaded via the link below.

Source:  Website of ETIP-DG