EUROGIA2020 & RHC Platform Joint Event


Tapping the potential of renewable heating and cooling

Brussels – BE- 17 September 2013 - EUROGIA2020 and the RHC-Platform organized a joint information and brokerage event at the premises of GdFSuez on16 September. Over 70 participants from industry, research organizations and academia attended the EUROGIA2020 & RHC Joint Event, as well as public authorities from France, UK and the European Commission to present the funding schemes for R&D&D projects in the field of renewable heating & cooling. 

Marc Florette, Research and Innovation Director of GdFSuez welcomed the participants . During his presentation, he expressed that knowledge and experience sharing are key to success. To this aim EUROGIA2020 plays an important role in fostering international partnership in low carbon energy solutions.

 ‘Heat represented 47% of the final energy consumption in Europe in 2010 and 4 billion euro of investment is required to make heating and cooling technologies more competitive in the market’ said Javier Urchueguia, RHC platform Vice-President during his challenging address. Taking up this theme, Simone Landolina featured the RHC-Platform Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda 2013, which provides “a comprehensive view on how to increase the use of RES in H&C.

Welcome speech and keynote address were followed by projects presentations with the participation of distinguished speakers: Daniel Mugnier, TECSOL SA; Anne –Sonia Provent, GdFSuez; Christian Boissavy, AFPG; Michel Mugerwa, TECHNIP and Luisa F. Cabeza, University of Lleida. Through the impressive presentations, they showcased the importance of tapping the potential of renewable heating and cooling. 

The final part of information day was enlivened with the comprehensive addresses of public authorities. EUROGIA2020 programme and the project submission process was presented by Christian Besson. Following his speech, High Level Representative of France to EUREKA, Mr Dominique Paul Warnier took the floor to present the potential financing schemes for EUROGIA2020 projects in France. ‘The world’s first long term financial support programme for renewable heat was launched by UK in 2011’said Greg Gabriel from DECC. 

Several project ideas were presented throughout the brokerage session. The meeting concluded with a discussion group chaired by Augustin Escardino Malva, DG R&I on the Horizon2020 Programme. This event will lead to new collaborative RD&D project proposals that will accelerate the transition of European consumers and industry to renewable sources of heating and cooling.


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  • DGCIS - Dominique Paul Warnier (224.11 KB) Download
  • DECC - Greg Gebrail (544.87 KB) Download
  • DG R&I - Agustin Escardino Malva (649.89 KB) Download
  • EUROGIA2020 - Christian Besson (1.52 MB) Download
  • University of Lleida - Luisa Cabeza (510.93 KB) Download
  • Michael Mugerwa - TECHNIP (1.21 MB) Download
  • RHC Platform Javier F. Urchueguia (819.75 KB) Download
  • Daniel Mugnier TECSOL (2.26 MB) Download
  • COFELY -Anne Provent (768.45 KB) Download
  • AFPG - Christian Boissavy (1.45 MB) Download
  • GdFSuez - Marc Florette (783.25 KB) Download