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Drilling Bit Materials for an Improved Performance

by Montse Vilaseca, EURECAT Drilling is a key technology enabling heat exchangers installation and plays an important role in the building industry, both in sedimentary as well as in rock drilling. Tools employed in drilling are known as drill bits, and are the responsible for mechanically penetrating and crushing the

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Third General Assembly in Vienna

From the 7th to the 9th of May the GEOFIT consortium gathered in Vienna to hold their third general assembly. The meeting was organised by AIT (Austrian Institute of Technology) in their premises located in Giefinggasse, which also put together a traditional Austrian dinner in the city centre for all

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Implementation of the Pre-retrofit Data Monitoring

By Adriaan Brebels, i.LECO NV, Belgium For the different demo sites in the Geofit project a one-year pre-retrofit data-monitoring plan has been implemented. The data to be collected comes from different instruments and different sources. Locally, we measure the internal and external climate parameters (temperature, humidity, CO2, wind speed…) and

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Progress on Demonstration Activities

by Gisela Soley, from COMSA The enhanced geothermal systems that are being developed under the GEOFIT project will be installed in 5 pilots located in 4 different countries covering the following scenarios: urban retrofitting, rock drilling and seismic retrofitting. Since the start of the project, demo sites’ owners have been

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Thermally Driven Heat Pump Development and Testing

By CNR – ITAE Within GEOFIT project, a novel heat pump will be developed, able to efficiently exploit geothermal energy to provide heat under several climates and conditions. To this aim, a hybrid configuration for a reversible heat pump is being developed: it consists in the coupling of a gas-driven

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Geofit Presentation Video

Here is the first video of Geofit, a video that presents the project and launches, with its premiere, the Geofit video series, which will include interviews, updates on demo sites, and will last until the end of the project. This video presentation of motion graphics explains the context from which

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New Stakeholder Workshop in Austria – 8 May 2019

Stakeholder workshop Geothermal Energy and Ground Source Heat Pumps In Austria: ‘The Geofit solution’ Join us for an open panel discussion on the status of geothermal energy in context with ground source heat pumps and how the GEOFIT project is using the latest geo technologies for energy and cost efficient

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New Public Deliverable: “Geothermal – IDM for Drilling Processes”

GEOTHERMAL IDM FOR DRILLING PROCESS (DRILLING WORKS – MODELLING AND VIRTUALIZATION – GEOTHERMAL BIM INTEGRATION VISUALIZATION, MONITORING AND LIFE CYCLE CONTROL) Deliverable by IDP GEOFIT project creates the perfect interaction environment bringing together a set of different disciplines, technologies, knowledge and innovation. One of the main achievements of the project

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GEOFIT Lab Experiments

The Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH together with Groenholland are currently conducting the GEOFIT lab experiments for novel ground source heat exchangers: 4 collector types, 3 soils, 3 temp levels, heat injection/extraction, etc.

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