New MUSE leaflet about shallow geothermal energy published

Cornelia Steiner (GBA), 6 May 2021 Have you ever wondered how one can actually use shallow geothermal energy? We explain the different systems available for heating and cooling with these renewable energy sources. Find out how they work and whatRead more

MUSE pilot area activities – RESULTS – #2 Linköping

Multidiciplinary field measurements for a High Temperature Energy Storage site (HT-BTES) at Linköping Sweden Mikael Erlstroem (SGU), 22 April 2021 The heat storage at Linköping aims to shift around 50 MWh excess heat from a waste incineration plant during theRead more

MUSE pilot area activities – RESULTS – #1 Ljubljana

Eventful hydrogeological investigations Mitja Janza (GeoZS), 25 March 2021 Goals and results of the field measurements Aim of the hydrogeological investigations was to estimate the geothermal potential of the open-loop system that is planned for the heating of a primaryRead more

Brand-new MUSE results: Fact sheets on shallow geothermal energy concepts

Ignasi Herms (ICGC) and Cornelia Steiner (GBA), 2 February 2021 Shallow geothermal energy is a renewable energy source recognized by the European Parliament in its DE 2009/28/CE and DE 2003/54/CE directives. It is a reliable and efficient technology that canRead more

Explore the new MUSE YouTube channel

Gregor Goetzl (GBA), 12 January 2020 MUSE launched its new YouTube channel! It delivers interesting facts between the lines and views linked to shallow geothermal energy and to our MUSE project in easy accessible video formats. In the first talkRead more

MUSE co-organized the Shallow Geothermal Days 2020

Gregor Goetzl (GBA), 15 December 2020 For the second time, the European Geothermal Energy Council (EGEC) organized the Shallow Geothermal Energy Days policy and research event in cooperation with RHC-ETIP, Geotrainet, the COST Action Geothermal-DHC and the MUSE project. TheRead more

MUSE – Monitoring Closed-loop systems and Open-loop systems

David Boon (BGS) and Ignasi Herms (ICGC), 11 December 2020 Monitoring heat pump performance The complete instrumentation and long-term performance measurement of ground source heating and cooling systems is key for evaluating their real-world energy performance, running costs and CO2Read more

MUSE – Geothermal heat pumps, a highly dynamic market in Europe!

Gregor Goetzl, 26 November 2020 Heat pumps in Europe: Heat pumps, used for domestic heating, were introduced in the late 1970s to the European market. After decades of slow growth rates, heat pump sales have been experiencing a strong increaseRead more

MUSE – Open-loop systems requirements & advantages

Radovan Cernak, 5 October 2020 Groundwater is a valuable natural source especially for drinking water. Additionally, using ground water for energy extraction is common in many countries for both heating and cooling. In general, these so called open-loop systems areRead more

Legal framework, procedures and policies of shallow geothermal energy use in the EU and MUSE partner countries

Maciej Klonowski, 7 July 2020 One of the major goals of the MUSE project was to investigate and assess the policies and regulatory instruments dealing with the management of shallow geothermal energy in urban areas adapted on the level ofRead more

Did you know how to access maps of (still growing) information on Mineral resources in Europe?

Did you know how to access maps of (still growing) information on Mineral resources in Europe?

Western Balkan countries are joining the European mineral resources network through the RESEERVE project and thereby extended the geographical coverage. Besides, the MINTELL4EU project follows the foot step of a number of previous projects works to further harmonise data inputsRead more

MUSE at “EGU2020: Sharing Geoscience Online” – Free online geoscience conference

Cornelia Steiner, 27 April 2020 The General Assembly of the European Geosciences Union (EGU) is Europe’s largest geoscience conference. More than 15 000 scientists come together from all over the world to present and discuss the latest research topics at this annualRead more

Pilot area activities – #6 Groundwater monitoring in Girona, Catalonia, Spain

Ignasi Herms, 23 January 2020 Installation of new monitoring networks to assess shallow geothermal energy resources   Shallow geothermal energy for heating and cooling in Catalonia has been growing fast for the last 5 years. The city of Girona (NERead more

A survey of presumably hydrocarbons-containing water ponds in the Kog hills (Pannonian Basin, NE Slovenia)

In 2011, we were called to survey several shallow water ponds (wp) in the Kog (KOG) area, which geologically belongs to an antiform termed the Ormož-Selnica Antiform (OSA) (Fig.1). It is built of Neogene marls, sands to sandstones, shales, limestones,Read more