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Participation in Geothermal Energy Overview Short Course

Hungary

Project Facts

Project objective: Increased awareness of and education in renewable energy solutions
Project promoter: Geological and Geophysical Institute of Hungary
Type of institution: Government ministry
Project number: HU03-0004
Target group(s): Doctoral students, post-doctoral fellows and researchers, Teachers, trainers, managers, leaders and other staff within higher education institutions,
Status: Completed
Initial project cost: € 171,638
Final project costs: € 161,245
From EEA Grants: € 137,058
The project is carried out in: Budapest

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This is a project under the programme: Renewable Energy
Programme area: Renewable energy
Priority sector: Climate Change

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What will the partnership achieve?

Summary of project results

 

Within the frame of the core project’s activity, 11 researchers of the former Hungarian Geological and Geophysical Institute (today called as Mining and Geological Survey of Hungary) participated in the „Geothermal Energy Overview” short course held by the UNU-GTP in Reykjavík, Iceland. During the course, the researchers gained insight into geothermal related topics, for example research methods, usage possibilities, geothermal systems, economic benefits of geothermal energy utilization, research, monitoring and environmental considerations of geothermal energy production, geothermal heating systems. During the fieldtrip examples of geothermal utilization, geothermal fields and geothermal phenomena’s were attended. The project’s core activity was supplemented by additional activities, including a study for the Vecsés pilot area, a location with good geothermal potential and existing heat market. The study showed how the integrated interpretation of modern geological and geophysical data can contribute to localize future drilling sites, thus to reduce risks of geological exploration. Additional activity included analyses of thermal waters and scale precipitations in the Alföld Region at locations of existing geothermal district heating systems. The increased knowledge on thermal water composition provided additional information for the long-term and sustainable management of these systems to manage operational problems. Furthermore, the “national geothermal database” was updated and supplemented and the new harmonized data content was integrated into the national borehole register (GeoBank). In the framework of the additional activities, 15 researchers participated at the „European Geosciences Union 2017 General Assembly” and „International Multidisciplinary Conference on Mineral and Thermal Waters” conferences. Finally, the institution purchased handbooks related to geothermal energy, which are available for the public at the National Geological Library.

Bilateral results

 

The involved donor project partner, Orkustofnun’s (OS) staff were participated in the implementation of the project. Thanks to this cooperation one training programme and field trip was implemented in Iceland, where the participants discussed on opportunities of further cooperation, e.g. preparation and implementation of joint international projects. Improved knowledge and understanding were the main achievements on bilateral level. Bilateral fund did not involve and contribute to strengthening bilateral relations at this project.

 


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