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29 Nov 2013

Indicators of Spanish R&D 2012: activity statistics + innovation in companies survey

Gasto en I+D+i en España

The Spanish Observatory of R&D&i of the FECYT (Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology) has updated its web, ICONO, with the following indicators: Statistics about R&D Activities 2012 (published on 14 November 2013- in Spanish) Survey on Innovation in Companies 2012 (published on 27 November 2013 – in Spanish) Most of the indicators are available at national and region level. Using the map you can Access to the comparative and the evolution by region...

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29 Nov 2013

GEOPLAT Assembly 2012 – available documentation

GEOPLAT Assembly 2012 – available documentation

On November 28, 2013, GEOPLAT celebrated its Annual Assembly: Technological opportunities for the Spanish geothermal sector at a national and international level and Official training in geothermal energy. The Assembly has been divided into two blocks, the first related to the technological opportunities that exist nationally and internationally for the Spanish geothermal sector. The second block of contents of the Assembly has been dedicated monographically...

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19 Nov 2013

EGS systems: the future of geothermal energy

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has recently posted an article which enphasizes the future of Enhanced Geothermal Systems (EGS). While the amount of conventional hydrothermal power worldwide has reached nearly 12 gigawatts, exponentially more geothermal resources can be accessed through next-generation technologies known as enhanced geothermal systems (EGS). Through funding by the Department of Energy’s Geothermal Technologies Office (GTO), USA first commercial-scale EGS was...

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13 Nov 2013

Horizon 2020: energy

Horizon 2020 is the financial instrument implementing the Innovation Union, a Europe 2020 flagship initiative aimed at securing Europe’s global competitiveness. Running from 2014 to 2020 with a budget of just over €70 billion, the EU’s new programme for research and innovation is part of the drive to create new growth and jobs in Europe. Horizon 2020 provides major simplification through a single set of rules. It...

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11 Nov 2013

PowEARTHful energy

The Canadian Geothermal Energy Association (CanGEA) recently launched their ‘powEARTHfu’ Energy campaign and they have already passed the halfway mark.  This campign is the largest awareness raising effort anywhere in the history of geothermal power.  The have been fortunate to have media assist thenm with getting the message out. Check out what The Globe and Mail had to say about geothermal opportunities in Canada. For everyone who has...

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02 Oct 2013

IDAE grants for geothermal energy in residential sector (dwelling and hotel)

IDAE grants for geothermal energy in residential sector (dwelling and hotel)

In this link the “Resolution from 25 September 2013, of the State Secretariat of Energy, within which is publicated the one from 25 June 2013, of the Administration Council of the Spanish Institute for Energy Diversification and Saving (Instituto para la Diversificación y Ahorro de la Energía, IDAE) , through which it is established the regulatory bases and call of the grant program for the energetic rehabilitation of existing buildings of the residential sector (dwelling and hotel use)” can...

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01 Aug 2013

Annual Actuation Plan 2013

Actuation Annual Paln 2013-2016 (Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness)

  The Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness has published on 29 July the Annual Actuation Plan 2013 (Plan de Actuación Anual 2013, document in Spanish), which counts for more than 3.800 millon euro divided in subventions and credits. This document informs about the Budget resources and the envisaged calendar for each of the actions in R&D&i that will be developed during this year. The Plan is divided...

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31 Jul 2013

CanGEA releases the “Geothermal Technology Roadmap: Global Best Practices Summary – Exploration through Generation”

On July 22, 2013, the Canadian Geothermal Energy Association (CanGEA) released the “Geothermal Technology Roadmap: Global Best Practices Summary – Exploration through Generation”. The report outlines aspects of geothermal energy development, including: exploration, reservoir modeling, drilling, stimulation and completions, power conversion and the direct use of heat. The report is available for download here. The dual aims of the report are to increase investor confidence...

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29 Jul 2013

1st Seminar of the Portuguese Shallow Geothermal Platform – PPGS

Plataforma Portuguesa de Geotermia Somera (PPGS)

The first Seminar of the Portuguese Shallow Geothermal Platform (PPGS) was held on July 8th in Alfragide (Portugal). The aims of this event were (1) to release this new platform of our neighbour country and (2) to address shallow geothermal cross-cutting issues , from basic concepts to case studies, going through a national and internatinoal vision of its application, legislation, training, etc. GEOPLAT was represented by Javier Urchueguía, Coordinator of...

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