Danube GeoHeCo – Fostering the implementation of shallow geothermal hybrid heating and cooling systems in the Danube Region

Energie & Umwelt

The main objective of Danube GeoHeCo project is to increase the penetration of shallow geothermal energy in the Danube Region through initiating a robust transnational cooperation of promotion and support actions. The purpose of proposed activities is to achieve ambitious EU energy and climate targets by 2030 and consequently 2050. The project will foster the integration of shallow geothermal solutions into existing fossil-fuel based domestic heating and cooling (HC) systems, raise awareness and enhance capacities. Das Danube GeoHeCo Projekt fördert die Nutzung von flacher Geothermie in der Donauregion, um die EU-Energie- und Klimaziele zu erreichen. Dies umfasst die Entwicklung eines Entscheidungsunterstützungstools, die Förderung von Planungsansätzen und die Schaffung einer webbasierten Plattform für Wissensaustausch.

Akronym

Danube GeoHeCo

Projektlaufzeit

01/01/2024 - 30/06/2026

The project focuses on the following activities:

  1. Design and technology optimization of shallow geothermal hybrid heating and cooling
  2. Community-led planning for utilization of shallow geothermal heating and cooling potential
  3. Digital platform and virtual marketplace for fostering shallow geothermal hybrid heating and cooling

 

In the first step of the project, the project consortium is developing a decision support toolbox for assessment and assistance in decision making and designing process of shallow geothermal hybrid heating and cooling systems.

Furthermore, an elaboration of community-led planning approach in sustainable utilization of shallow geothermal hybrid heating and cooling potential in the Danube region in order to support and encourage future local and regional actions and initiatives is planned.

In the third and last step of the project, a web-based digital platform with in-built virtual marketplace for networking, future collaboration and knowledge sharing on fostering the successful implementation of shallow geothermal hybrid heating and cooling systems will be created.