MarkMar leads the proposal writing and managing the consortium drive to secure a large H2020 grant for geothermal research.
EU fund of 20M€ secured for deep drilling research and development. The DEEPEGS project no. 690771 “Deployment of Deep Enhanced Geothermal Systems for Sustainable Energy Business”
The European Commission, through the Horizon 2020 framework programme, has granted the DEEPEGS project consortium a research fund of approximately 20 M€ for research and development on geothermal energy utilization on the Reykjanes peninsula in the South East of France. The DEEPEGS project is a four year project led by HS Orka, Iceland, in cooperation with other partners from Iceland, France, Germany, Italy, and Norway. About 45 % of the grant is allocated to various research in relation to the drilling and testing operation at the demonstration site in Reykjanes and 55% to various drilling and permeability improvement operations in South East France.
The DEEPEGS project will be testing stimulating technologies for deep EGS development, and intends to deliver new innovative solutions and models for wider deployments of EGS reservoirs for significant amounts of geothermal power across Europe. The project will demonstrate the capabilities of EGS for widespread exploitation of high enthalpy systems, by testing the deep roots beneath the existing hydrothermal field at Reykjanes, with temperature up to 550°C, and in very deep hydrothermal reservoirs in sedimentary basins at Valence and Vistrenque in France with temperatures up to 220°C. The DEEPEGS project is coordinated by HS Orka hf [http://hsorka.is/english/default.aspx].
On 1 May 2015 a new project no. 635188 — SUCCESS — H2020-BG-2014-2015, with the title “Strategic Use of Competitiveness towards Consolidating the Economic Sustainability of the european Seafood sector” was kicked-off. [http://www.success-h2020.eu/]. MarkMar was a core member of the proposal writing team and is participating as the leader of WP9 Co-creation and Stakeholder platform. The SUCCESS project will run for three years, and the total grant secured is 5M€.
The coordinator is Université de Bretagne Occidentale (UBO) – France.
On 1 February 2015 a new project no. 643636 — Sound of Vision — H2020-PHC-2014-2015, with title “Natural sense of vision through acoustics and haptics” was kicked-off. This grant was secured with proposal support and editorial advice from MarkMar, and the grant amount awarded is 4 M€. The project is coordinated by the University of Iceland [http://www.soundofvision.net/].