GREEN

GREEN
Geo-Resources, Energy & Environmental Management

GREENGeo-Resources, Energy & Environmental Management

Mission

Geo-Resources, Energy and Environmental Management (GREEN) team aims to facilitate through its research the transition to sustainable energy, the exploitation of geo-resources, as well as the improvement of environmental conditions. GREEN seeks to provide added valued, efficient energy solutions for a better future, delivered with expertise and teamwork.

Research focus

GREEN’s research focus is mainly on:

  • Confronting geological issues regarding the energy and the environment.
  • Confronting environmental issues of mine remediation.
  • Confronting environmental issues of water, air and solid pollutants.
  • Promoting a scientific approach to critical metals.
  • Development of CO₂ and H₂ storage methods.
  • Scientific approach to slope stability issues.

Main scientific directions

  • CCUS / Hydrogen storage techniques – petrological and petrophysical characterization and modelling.
  • Climate change, sustainable energy transition and identification of geological sites for energy storage
  • Geotechnical characterization of mining areas – safety analysis.
  • Ground improvement, monitoring, identification of problems and risk analysis.
  • Identification of past and current climate conditions.
  • Identification of potential uses for spoil dumps of coal and lignite mines.
  • Identification and development of novel approaches regarding GIScience.
  • Mineralogical, geochemical and petrographic characterization of soil material – REE distribution and characterization and quantification of alteration products.
  • Critical raw materials research, with emphasis on REE and PGE related minerals.
  • Petrological modeling of recycling/natural materials for construction applications.
  • Development of porous materials of controlled, hierarchical porosity via chemical activation of oxide mixtures.
  • Hydrogeochemisty – Hydrogeology and Groundwater resources management and Evaluation of the impact of groundwater changes.
  • Hydrogeochemical investigation of contaminated land.
  • Impact assessment of changes in surface water on the stability of structures.
  • Environmental and health risk assessment of groundwater bodies.
  • Geochemical modelling for the assessment of water rock interaction processes.
  • Microstructural, porosimetric, heavy metal characterization and upgrade of power production by-products.
  • Environmental remediation processes.
  • Geoheritage with emphasis on recognized UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Projects & Activities

LEET, PSDI

LEILAC2

KOH.051016, 011230, 051017  

LEET

ISLANDR

LEET

CoalHeritage

LEET

POMHAZ

/GA 101057236 

LEET

CEEGS

/GA 101084376 

LEET

WINTER

/GA 101057228 

Personnel

LEET

Asimakopoulou Stamatina

Scientific Personnel
, Geologist, MSc
LEET

Badouna Ioanna

Scientific Personnel
, Geologist, MSc
LEET

Garidi Aggeliki

Scientific Personnel
, Miner Engineer, MSc
LEET

Gianni Eleni

Collaborating Researcher PhD
, Geologist, PhD
LEET

Giouvanidis Efstratios

Scientific Personnel
, Agricultural Scientist, MSc
LEET

Kakaras Emmanuel

Collaborating Faculty Member
, Professor
, Mechanical Engineering Dept., NTUA
LEET

Karametou Rania

Scientific Personnel
, Environmental Engineer, MSc
LEET

Karampetsou Eleftheria

Scientific Personnel
, Geologist, MSc
LEET

Karapanos Dimitrios

Scientific Personnel
, Geologist, MSc
LEET

Karatrantou Christina

Scientific Personnel
, Geologist, MSc
LEET

Karavias Andreas

Scientific Personnel
, Geographer, MSc
LEET

Karkalis Christos

Collaborating Researcher PhD
, Geologist, PhD
LEET

Koukouzas Nikolaos

Member of SC, Researcher
, Research Director
, Geologist, PhD
LEET

Koutsovitis Petros

Collaborating Researcher PhD
, Geology Dpt., University of Patras
LEET

Krassakis Pavlos

Scientific Personnel
, Geologist, MSc
LEET

Liolis Enias

Scientific Personnel
, Geologist
LEET

Manoukian Eleonora

Scientific Personnel
, Geologist, MSc
LEET

Maraslidis George

Scientific Personnel
, Electrical Engineer, MSc
LEET

Marias George-Orion

Collaborating Researcher PhD
, PhD, Political Scientist
LEET

Michopoulos Apostolos

Scientific Personnel
, Chemist, MSc

Publications

Żołądek M., Kafetzis A., Figaj R., Panopoulos, K. 

Energy-Economic Assessment of Islanded Microgrid with Wind Turbine, Photovoltaic Field, Wood Gasifier, Battery, and Hydrogen Energy Storage

2022

Open AccessVolume 14, Issue 19 October 2022 Article number 12470 ISSN 20711050 DOI 10.3390/su141912470

Kougioumtzis M., Karampinis E., Grammelis P., Kakaras E. 

Integrated harvesting and biomass haulage of olive tree prunings. Evaluation of a two year harvesting campaign in central Greece and fuel characterization of the prunings collected

2022

E. Biomass and Bioenergy Volume 16 5 October 2022 Article number 106572, ISSN 09619534

Peloriadi K., Iliadis P., Boutikos P., Atsonios K., Atsonios K., Grammelis P., Nikolopoulos A. 

Technoeconomic Assessment of LNG-Fueled Solid Oxide Fuel Cells in Small Island Systems: The Patmos Island Case Study

2022

Energies Open AccessVolume 15, Issue 11June-1 2022, Article number 3892, ISSN 19961073

Maragoudaki L., Atsonios K., Kourkoumpas D.-S., Grammelis P. 

Process integration and scale up considerations of Typha domingensis macrophyte bioconversion into ethanol

2022

Biochemical Engineering Journal Volume 18, 1April 2022, Article number 108404

Kougioumtzis M., Kanaveli I., Karampinis E., Grammelis P., Kakaras E.

Combustion of olive tree pruning pellets versus sunflower husk pellets at industrial boiler. Monitoring of emissions and combustion efficiency

2021

Renewable Energy, 171, pp. 516–525

Pyrgaki K., Gemeni V., Karkalis C., Koukouzas N., Koutsovitis P., Petrounias P.

Geochemical Occurrence of Rare Earth Elements in Mining Waste and Mine Water: A Review

2021

Minerals, 11(8), 860

Nomikou P., Krassakis P., Kazana S., Papanikolaou D., Koukouzas N.

The Volcanic Relief within the Kos-Nisyros-Tilos Tectonic Graben at the Eastern Edge of the Aegean Volcanic Arc, Greece and Geohazard Implications

2021

Geosciences, 11(6), 231

Mikroutsikos A., Theocharis A., Koukouzas N., Zevgolis I.

Slope stability of deep surface coal mines in the presence of a weak zone

2021

Geomechanics and Geophysics for Geo-energy and Geo-resources 7(3) 66

Żołądek M., Kafetzis A., Figaj R., Panopoulos, K. 

Energy-Economic Assessment of Islanded Microgrid with Wind Turbine, Photovoltaic Field, Wood Gasifier, Battery, and Hydrogen Energy Storage

2022

Open AccessVolume 14, Issue 19 October 2022 Article number 12470 ISSN 20711050 DOI 10.3390/su141912470

Kougioumtzis M., Karampinis E., Grammelis P., Kakaras E. 

Integrated harvesting and biomass haulage of olive tree prunings. Evaluation of a two year harvesting campaign in central Greece and fuel characterization of the prunings collected

2022

E. Biomass and Bioenergy Volume 16 5 October 2022 Article number 106572, ISSN 09619534

Peloriadi K., Iliadis P., Boutikos P., Atsonios K., Atsonios K., Grammelis P., Nikolopoulos A. 

Technoeconomic Assessment of LNG-Fueled Solid Oxide Fuel Cells in Small Island Systems: The Patmos Island Case Study

2022

Energies Open AccessVolume 15, Issue 11June-1 2022, Article number 3892, ISSN 19961073

Maragoudaki L., Atsonios K., Kourkoumpas D.-S., Grammelis P. 

Process integration and scale up considerations of Typha domingensis macrophyte bioconversion into ethanol

2022

Biochemical Engineering Journal Volume 18, 1April 2022, Article number 108404

Kougioumtzis M., Kanaveli I., Karampinis E., Grammelis P., Kakaras E.

Combustion of olive tree pruning pellets versus sunflower husk pellets at industrial boiler. Monitoring of emissions and combustion efficiency

2021

Renewable Energy, 171, pp. 516–525

Pyrgaki K., Gemeni V., Karkalis C., Koukouzas N., Koutsovitis P., Petrounias P.

Geochemical Occurrence of Rare Earth Elements in Mining Waste and Mine Water: A Review

2021

Minerals, 11(8), 860

Nomikou P., Krassakis P., Kazana S., Papanikolaou D., Koukouzas N.

The Volcanic Relief within the Kos-Nisyros-Tilos Tectonic Graben at the Eastern Edge of the Aegean Volcanic Arc, Greece and Geohazard Implications

2021

Geosciences, 11(6), 231

Mikroutsikos A., Theocharis A., Koukouzas N., Zevgolis I.

Slope stability of deep surface coal mines in the presence of a weak zone

2021

Geomechanics and Geophysics for Geo-energy and Geo-resources 7(3) 66

Koutsovitis P., Soukis K., Voudouris P., Lozios S., Ntaflos Th., Stouraiti Ch., Koukouzas N.

The Late Cretaceous magmatic arc of the south Aegean: Geodynamic implications from petrological and geochemical studies of granitoids from Anafi island (Cyclades, Greece)

2021

International Geology Review, 1-24

Koukouzas N., Tyrologou P., Karapanos D., Carneiro J., Pereira P., Veloso F., Koutsovitis P., Karkalis C., Manoukian E., Karametou R.

Carbon Capture, Utilisation and Storage as a Defense Tool against Climate Change: Current Developments in West Macedonia (Greece)

2021

Energies, 14(11), 3321

MINOAN – Smart Sustainable
Energy Conversion and Management

GREEN – Geo-Resources, Energy
& Environmental Management

GrEnEA – Green Energy
& Environmental Applications

LIM – Laboratory
of Inorganic Materials

ARTEMIS – Advanced Renewable
Technologies for Energy & Materials
Integrated Systems

NRRE – Natural Resources
& Renewable Energies

PSDI – Laboratory of Process
Systems Design and Implementation

LPRE – Laboratory of Polymer
Reaction Engineering

NICE – Novel materIals
for Clean Energy Applications

LEFH – Laboratory of Environmental
Fuels/Biofuels and Hydrocarbons

HydPro – Hydroprocessing

BCPL – Biological Computation
& Process Laboratory

LEET – Laboratory of Environmental & Energy Transition technologies
(GrEnEA, Green & Minoan Groups)