Geothermal Energy Capacity Building in Egypt / GEB

In the framework of renewable energy technologies promotion and resource assessment, New and Renewable Energy Authority (NREA) participated in the research project Geothermal Energy Capacity Building in Egypt / GEB
Project summary:
GEB ( is looking for building the capacity in a new environmentally friendly energy era exploited from the Egyptian territories. GEB will create the first wave of Egyptian students and entrepreneurs able to secure jobs, and open businesses, to harness the under-utilized geothermal resources available in Egypt. GEB has two main major milestones. The first is to build the capacity of the Egyptian HEIs partners (academic staff and laboratories) in the field of geothermal energy. The second is to develop the first graduate diploma of geothermal energy engineering in Egypt based on the European standards. The main objective of this diploma is supplying the local market with its demand of qualified engineers/graduates in the field of geothermal energy investigation, systems design, and project management with available technologies customized to the different applications of geothermal energy in the national circumstances. The project activities aim at raising the level of awareness of the community and decision makers to the geothermal energy potentials in Egypt.
Project objectives:
  • Improving the scientific skills of the Egyptian staff.
  • Improving competences of the Egyptian HEIs.
  • Building a new graduate engineering diploma in geothermal energy in Egypt.
  • Constructing an Egyptian-European collaboration.
  • Raising the awareness of the importance of geothermal energy in Egypt.
  • Setting up a stable network between the participating Egyptian HEIs in the geothermal energy field.
  • The establishment of the first educational geothermal pilot system in Egypt.
  • The establishment of geothermal integrated laboratories in Egyptian HEIs.
The expected outcomes/outputs of GEB:
  • The geothermal energy engineering diploma.
  • The first wave of diploma graduates.
  • The first educational geothermal energy pilot plant in Egypt
  • Integrated geothermal energy laboratories at the participating EG HEIs.
  • Development of stronger academic relations between EG HEIs and EU HEIs in the field of geothermal energy.
  • Development of stronger academia -industry network between EG HEIs and local enterprises in the field of geothermal energy.
  • Raising national awareness about the benefits of the geothermal energy.
  • The Egyptian Society of Geothermal Energy.

  • Cairo University.
  • Suez canal University.
  • Ain shams University.
  • Aswan University.
  • Egypt Japan University Of Science and Technology.
  • University of Bologna.
  • University of Valladolid.
  • University of Zagreb.
Associated partners:
  • Bonian
  • Georenco
  • Telur
  • Eco-forest
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