Geothermal Energy Capacity Building in Egypt

Geothermal Energy Capacity Building in Egypt



Unibo structure involved: Department of Civil, Chemical, Environmental, and Materials Engineering - DICAM

Scientific manager: Stefano Bonduà 
Unibo Team: Francesco Tinti, Villiam Bortolotti

Erasmus+ Action type: Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices Capacity Building in higher education
Project reference: 618455-EPP-1-2020-1-EG-EPPKA2-CBHE-JP

Start Date: 15 January 2021
End Date: 14 January 2024

Total: € 956,867
UNIBO: 104,240

Coordinator: Cairo University (EG);


  • Suez Canal University (EG)
  • New and Renewable Energy Authority (EG)
  • Aswan University (EG)
  • Alma Mater Studiorum - Università di Bologna (IT)
  • Sveuciliste U Zagrebu (HR)
  • Universidad de Valladolid (ES)
  • South Valley Egyptian Petroleum Holding Company (GANOPE) (EG)
  • Egypt-Japan University of Science and Technology (EG)
  • Ain Shams University (EG)


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.