In line with the challenges of the energy transition and its innovation approach, BRGM has set up an experimental platform that is unique in France, dedicated to research and development of surface geothermal exchangers. This project is part of the process of setting up a European energy efficiency cluster in the Centre-Val de Loire region. It is co-financed by the Centre-Val de Loire Region and the ERDF (European Regional Development Fund).
This laboratory site celebrated its tenth anniversary in 2019. It is experimenting in real conditions with all types of surface geothermal exchangers - commercial and other more innovative ones - in order to optimise their energy and environmental performance. It enables the performance of different techniques to be compared for uses such as heat and cooling (...)