MUSE and the underground urban heat island effect

The project MUSE deals with managing urban shallow geothermal energy in urban areas. It investigates resources of shallow geothermal energy in 14 pilot area cities in Europe. Knowledge about the temperature regime of the underground is essential to calculate theRead more

MUSE – Open-loop systems requirements & advantages

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 are more efficient than closed-loop systems.Read more

MUSE – Web-based information systems for shallow geothermal energy

Geoscientific information is of fundamental importance for efficient and sustainable use of shallow geothermal energy. Lack of such information hinders implementation of shallow geothermal systems and increase uncertainty for investments in such systems. Web-based information systems have been recognised asRead more

MUSE – Closed-loop systems requirements & advantages

Applications of shallow geothermal energy either use closed-loop or open-loop systems. Here we explain the requirements and advantages of closed-loop systems and in follow-up blog we dive into open-loop systems. In closed-loop systems a heat carrier fluid circulates in pipesRead more

MUSE results published in Energy Policy

A novel governance model of shallow geothermal energy resources proposed by MUSE The Geological Survey of Spain published, together with 13 European Geological Surveys, a governance model for shallow geothermal energy resources in the Energy Policy Journal. The MUSE teamRead more

Pilot area activities – #14 Assessment of shallow geothermal energy resources in Warsaw agglomeration, Poland

Measurements of thermal properties of soils and rocks and geophysical investigations The Polish Geological Institute – National Research Institute (PIG-PIB) carried out a campaign of field investigations to assess geological and hydrogeological conditions and to measure thermal properties of rocksRead more