European research

As with previous programmes, the current Seventh Framework Programme for research and technological development (FP7) is the European Union´s chief instrument for funding research over the period 2007 to 2013. CORDIS is the official portal for participating in FP7 and following related developments in European science and technology.

Groenholland has been involved in EU research programmes since 2003 when the Geocool project started. Currently we are active in the Ground_MED project.

  • GroundMed, seventh framework programme. The GROUND-MED project demonstrates the next generation of geothermal heat pump (GSHP) systems for heating and cooling in 8 demonstration sites of South Europe. A measured seasonal performance (SPF) higher than 5,0 will be demonstrated.
  • Sherhpa, sixth framework programme. Brings heat pumps and refrigeration systems to the summit of innovation and sustainable development using natural refrigerants: Hydrocarbons, Ammonia and CO2
  • GeoCool, fifth framework programme. Designing and optimization of a ground source water-to-water heat pump using natural refrigerants.