Geothermica project begins

What is GEOTHERMICA? GEOTHERMICA's objective is to combine the financial resources and know-how of 16 geothermal energy research and innovation programme owners and managers from 13 countries, and – together with financial support from the European Commission – to launch joint projects that demonstrate and validate novel concepts of geothermal energy utilization within the energy system and that identify paths to commerciality. 

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 utilized in choice markets and in few regions. It is an under-utilized indigenous, clean, low carbon footprint and continuously available energy resource, and thus uniquely positioned to substantially contribute to a safe and secure energy supply of Europe's Energy Union. 

What will GEOTHERMICA do? On 15 of April 2017, GEOTHERMICA will publish a joint call for RD&D proposals. The budget for the call is close to €32 million and the call will ask for large transnational projects that accelerate the deployment of geothermal energy in Europe.

Requirements for proposals. Project proposals have to be from large European consortia with several partners from several of the participating countries. Details will be available when the call text is published. Participants have to meet the specifications of the GEOTHERMICA call in addition to the funding rules and regulations of their home countries.  


  • Project No: 731117 
  • Start Date: 01/01/2017
  • Project Duration: 60 months
  • More information on EU-System can be found on the Horizon 2020 website
For additional information please contact your National or Regional Contact Point or drop a line to the GEOTHERMICA Office 
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GEOTHERMICA members in 2017