About Geothermica


GEOTHERMICA Initiative, a collaborative effort between international public authorities, is poised to revolutionise how we harness the Earth's natural heat to power our lives.

What is the GEOTHERMICA Initiative?
GEOTHERMICA is a successful platform through which public sector representatives collaborate, pool national efforts to accelerate geothermal energy deployment, and ensure it plays an integral role in the global energy transition.

Our vision
GEOTHERMICA Initiative foster mutual inspiration and activities that strengthen the geothermal energy sector and realise progress beyond individual country efforts. GEOTHERMICA plays a unique role in the geothermal sector by fostering broad, inclusive collaboration while facilitating coordinated public research and innovation programs to accelerate geothermal energy deployment.

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GEOTHERMICA's objective is to promote research and innovation in geothermal energy to make geothermal energy reliable, safe and cost-competitive. GEOTHERMICA combines the financial resources and know-how of 20 geothermal energy research and innovation programme owners and managers from 16 countries and their regions. 

Together with financial support from the European Commission, GEOTHERMICA has launched a call that has resulted in eight joint projects. Mobilising close to €44 million of private and public investment, GEOTHERMICA aims to demonstrate and validate novel concepts of geothermal energy deployment within the energy system, and that identify paths to large-scale commercial implementation. A second call, now with the participation of new partners from as far away as the United States of America and Norway, was launched in 2019 with projects awarded by 2020.

GEOTHERMICA targets innovation in the way geothermal energy supply and integrates into Europe's future energy system. GEOTHERMICA focuses on three technological themes, which cover all stages in the development cycle of a secure, sustainable, competitive and affordable geothermal installation:

  • Identification and assessment of geothermal resources suitable for direct use and power generation
  • Geothermal resource development (drilling, completion, materials and equipment)
  • Supply and smart integration into the energy system and operations

Across these themes, four crosscutting, non-technological thematic aspects are essential for GEOTHERMICA; sustainability, knowledge sharing, public perception of a strong geothermal sector, as well as evidence-based policy formulation on the figure below.


GEOTHERMICA thematic concept features three technological and four cross-cutting innovation themes – these themes have been identified previously in the GEOTHERMAL ERA-NET.

Europe aims to increase the share of renewable energy for direct heating and cooling, industrial processes, power generation and energy storage. Geothermal energy today is only utilised in choice market sectors and a few regions. It is an under-utilised, widely distributed, clean, low carbon footprint and continuously available energy resource. Thus it is uniquely positioned to substantially contribute to the safe and secure energy supply of Europe's Energy Union.

This joint effort by the EU Member States and Associated Countries will complement Europe's research and innovation community and industry sector efforts. It will reinforce the sector´s contribution to the goals of the European Energy Union and the implementation of the SET-Plan.