Virtual Energy Day – Very Shallow Geothermal Energy: A Sleeping Giant of the Energy Revolution

29/06/2020
#GeothermalRevolution

On 29 June 2020, the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU), in cooperation with the Bavarian Research Alliance (BayFOR), will organize a Virtual Energy Day on very shallow geothermal energy and its potential in the energy revolution. The Virtual Energy Day is an event within the EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW).

The utilization of shallow geothermal energy offers a relatively simple form of sustainable energy for heating and cooling systems for buildings (new and in renovation projects). This Virtual Energy Day will show different geothermal systems of this technology in theory and on the practical bases in the realisation of two related projects: GEO4CIVHIC (Horizon 2020) and Soil2Heat-Network (ZIM).

Shallow geothermal systems are an efficient and renewable energy technology for cooling and heating of buildings and other facilities. The numbers of installed ground source heat pump (GSHP) systems, for example, is continuously increasing worldwide. In Europe there is a very high untapped potential for this technology and therefore can be considered as a sleeping giant of the Energy Revolution.

The Virtual Energy Day will be preceded by a short introduction by the Bavarian Research Alliance (BayFOR) about the possibilities of grants in the context of R&D of renewable energies in the age of Europe’s Green New Deal.

The Virtual Energy Day is an event within the EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW). The digital activities and events organised by local public and private organisations across Europe to promote clean energy and energy efficiency within EUSEW are entitled Energy Days. They are a key component of the EUSEW.

Agenda of the Virtual Energy Day

10:00 hrs: Welcome & Introduction: R&D&I funding for renewable energies in the age of Europe’s Green New Deal, Dr Thomas Ammerl, BayFOR
10:20 hrs:
Presentation: Principles of the utilization of shallow geothermal energy as a relatively simple form of sustainable energy, Integration of geothermal energy for refurbishing buildings (GEO4CIVHIC), District Heating and Cooling Systems coupled with shallow geothermal energy (ZIM), Dr David Bertermann, FAU
11:10 hrs:
Discussion
11:25 hrs: Closing remarks

Date

29 June 2020, 10:00 – 11:30 CEST

Venue

The event will take place online. For the technical requirements please click here. You will get further information about the procedure with the participation confirmation.

Registration

Please register here.

Participation fee

The event is free of charge.  

Further information

Please find more information about EUSEW and the Energy days here.

Contact in BayFOR

Dr Thomas Ammerl
Head of unit Environment, Energy & Bioeconomy
Phone: +49 (0)89 9901888-120
E-mail: ammerl@no-spam-pleasebayfor.org
Twitter: @BayFOR_UEB


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