GrEnEA

GrEnEA
Green Energy and Environmental Applications

GrEnEAGreen Energy and Environmental Applications

Mission & Research focus

An important field of action of GrEnEA concerns the energy technologies evolution and applications, as well as novel technological development required for the transition to the zero carbon era. GrEnEA having the experience of a successfully transition from solid fuels technologies to alternative fuels and clean technologies, through the last decade, is acting as a strategic player for the energy transition at regional level in EU to the decarbonization era. Expanding activities undertaken by GrEnEA over the next decade are targeted to improve the performance of highly efficient and environment friendly systems, such as fuel cells, lower their capital and operational costs and promote them as an energy-efficient alternative to conventional fossil-powered energy systems. GrEnEA’s main scope of actions is based on two main pillars, a) the development and promotion of Renewable Energy Sources (RES) in a wide range of applications, whilst keeping the expertise in clean carbon technologies with low environmental footprint and b) the development of environmental technologies connected to the Transition period:

Pillar #1: Energy/ Action Area: Green Energy & Clean Carbon Technologies
Applications of Renewable Energy and Hydrogen technologies are becoming core field of research, scheduled for pilot scale realization in CERTH premises in Western Macedonia. It has to be mentioned that in collaboration with the local University, the Hydrogen-hub-an emblematic action in the decarbonisation period – is developed and supported by Regional Authorities and the Greek Just Transition Mechanism. Special attention is given on alternative fuels, especially the market uptake of solid, liquid and gaseous biofuels with advanced supply chains for the sustainable utilization of biomass potential and related market development, the feasibility of biorefineries and the enhancement of renewables share in the power and industrial sectors. Other activities include optimization of district heating and cooling systems supporting the local systems, energy efficient buildings, “greening” the agricultural sector, contributing to local staff re-skilling and to new jobs creation. In the Clean Carbon Technologies field, research is related to flexible operation of thermal power plants with the aim of better smoothing the load curve due to the high penetration of RES in the system, reduction of gaseous emissions from power plants, development of non-electric uses of Greek lignite (such as production of coke, organic fertilizers, soil conditioners, production of liquid fuels, etc.) and promotion of the use of liquefied natural gas (LNG) with multiple applications in energy and transport sectors.

Pillar #2: Environment/Action Area: Environmental Technologies, Circular Economy and Transition to the post-lignite era
One of the most important actions of GrEnEA is the development and implementation of strategic technologies for the reduction and / or elimination of greenhouse gas emissions from energy-intensive industries such as CO₂ capture, as well as the technologies of utilization and reuse of the captured carbon dioxide for the production of high value synthetic fuels and materials. The group is active in the design and development of integrated waste management projects within the circular economy framework, focusing on technologies in the fields of recycling/upcycling and energy conversion. In addition, the group supports industrial entities in order to develop their sustainability reports based on a life cycle analysis approach. It is actively involved in the development of innovative techniques for the restoration of ecosystems, especially concerning affected areas, such as lignite mines to be reclaimed, through an environment friendly way. GrEnEA plays key role in the decarbonization period, participating in a wide range of strategic and technical activities towards a just and smooth development of a new energy and economic model in the Region of Western Macedonia.

Main scientific directions

Green Energy, Transition to the post lignite era, Environmental Technologies, Alternative fuels, Biorefineries, Hydrogen applications, Clean Carbon Technologies, Pollution monitoring, Promotion of RES in buildings, Agricultural sector, DH systems, circular economy based on Life Cycle thinking approach.

Έργα & Δράσεις

ΕΠΕΤΕΜ

eLITHE

KOH.51087, 51086 

Από: 01/01/2024
Έως: 31/12/2027
48 μήνες
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Reformers

KOH.51081, KOH.051085, KOH.021336  

Από: 01/11/2023
Έως: 31/10/2028
60 μήνες
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BIOMETHAVERSE

/GA 101084200 

Από: 13/06/2024
Έως: 13/06/2024
54 μήνες
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Louise

/5161500 

Από: 04/01/2022
Έως: 13/06/2024
15 μήνες
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P5 Innobroker

/GA 101038782 

Από: 13/06/2024
Έως: 13/06/2024
32 μήνες
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Seadrion Plus

Από: 13/06/2024
Έως: 13/06/2024
5 μήνες

Προσωπικό

ΕΠΕΤΕΜ

Αμάραντος Παναγιώτης

Επιστημονικό Προσωπικό
, Χημικός Μηχανικός
ΕΠΕΤΕΜ

Ατσόνιος Κωνσταντίνος

Συνεργαζόμενος Ερευνητής, PhD
, PhD, Πολιτικός Μηχανικός
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Βαρελτζής Δημήτριος

Επιστημονικό Προσωπικό
, Μηχανολόγος Μηχανικός
ΕΠΕΤΕΜ

Γιαννακόπουλος Διονύσιος

Ερευνητής
, Κύριος Ερευνητής
, PhD, Μηχανολόγος Μηχανικός
ΕΠΕΤΕΜ

Γιώτας Χρήστος

Επιστημονικό Προσωπικό
, Μηχανικός Περιβάλλοντος
ΕΠΕΤΕΜ

Γραμμέλης Παναγιώτης

Ερευνητής
, Διευθυντής Ερευνών
, PhD, Μηχανολόγος Μηχανικός
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Ζανδέ Ευανθία

Επιστημονικό Προσωπικό
, Χημικός Μηχανικός
ΕΠΕΤΕΜ

Ισπόγλου Κωνσταντίνος

Επιστημονικό Προσωπικό
, Μηχανολόγος Μηχανικός
ΕΠΕΤΕΜ

Καπερνέκα Βασιλική

Επιστημονικό Προσωπικό
, Χημικός Μηχανικός
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Καραμπίνης Μανώλης

Επιστημονικό Προσωπικό
, MSc, Χημικός Μηχανικός
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Κετικίδης Χρυσοβαλάντης

Επιστημονικό Προσωπικό
, MSc, Χημικός Μηχανικός
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Κοκκινίδου Αντωνία

Επιστημονικό Προσωπικό
, Γεωπόνος
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Κουρκούμπας Δημήτριος

Επιστημονικό Προσωπικό
, MSc, Μηχανολόγος Μηχανικός
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Μαλούτας Θωμάς

Επιστημονικό Προσωπικό
, Οικονομολόγος
ΕΠΕΤΕΜ

Μαργαρίτης Νικόλαος

Συνεργαζόμενος Ερευνητής, PhD
, PhD, Μηχανολόγος Μηχανικός
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Μητσοτάκης Αδάμης

Συνεργαζόμενος Ερευνητής, PhD
, PhD, Πολιτικός Επιστήμονας
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Μπακογιάννη Ελευθερία

Επιστημονικό Προσωπικό
, Χημικός
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Μπότση Γιολάντα

Επιστημονικό Προσωπικό
, Χημικός Μηχανικός
ΕΠΕΤΕΜ

Νικολάου Γεωργία

Επιστημονικό Προσωπικό
, Μηχανολόγος Μηχανικός
ΕΠΕΤΕΜ

Νομικός Ευάγγελος

Επιστημονικό Προσωπικό
, Οικονομολόγος

Δημοσιεύσεις

Rogkala A., Petrounias P., Koutsovitis P., Giannakopoulou P., Pomonis P., Lampropoulou P., Hatzipanagiotou K.

Rodingites from the Veria-Naousa ophiolite (Greece): Mineralogical evolution, metasomatism and petrogenetic processes

2022

Geochemistry, 82

Koutsovitis P., Soukis K., Voudouris P., Lozios S., Ntaflos T., Stouraiti C., 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)

2022

International Geology Review 64

Petrounias P., Rogkala A., Giannakopoulou P., Kalpogiannaki M., Laskaris N., Lampropoulou P.

The role of the aggregate shape on the compressive strength of concrete using a new micro geo-informatics methodology

2022

MICRON, ISSN 0968-4328

Petrounias P., Giannakopoulou P., Rogkala A., Kalpogiannaki M., Laskaris N., Lampropoulou P., Mouzakis P., Panagiotaras D., Koukouzas N. 

Sustainable use of by-products and wastes from Greece to produce innovative eco-friendly pervious concrete

2022

APPL. SCI. 2022, 12, 5861

Petrounias P., Giannakopoulou P., Rogkala A., Sideridis A., Koutsovitis P., Lampropoulou P., Koukouzas N., Pomonis P., Hatzipanagiotou K. 

Influence of petrogenesis on the engineering properties of ultramafic aggregates and on their suitability in concrete

2022

APPL. SCI. 2022, 12, 3990

Giamas V., Koutsovitis P., Sideridis A., Turberg P., Grammatikopoulos T., Petrounias P., Giannakopoulou P., Koukouzas N., Hatzipanagiotou K. 

Effectiveness of X-ray micro-ct applications upon mafic and ultramafic ophiolitic rocks

2022

MICRON, 158

Christopoulou M., Koutsovitis P., Kostoglou N., Paraskevopoulou C., Sideridis A., Petrounias P., Rogkala A., Stock S., Koukouzas N.

Evaluation of the CO2 storage capacity in sandstone formations from the southeast mesohellenic trough (Greece)

2022

ENERGIES2022, 15, 3491

Petrounias P., Rogkala A., Giannakopoulou P., Christogerou A., Lampropoulou P., Liogris S., Koutsovitis P., Koukouzas N. 

Utilization of Industrial Ferronickel Slags as Recycled Concrete Aggregates

2022

Appl. Sci.2022, 12, 2231

Rogkala A., Petrounias P., Koutsovitis P., Giannakopoulou P., Pomonis P., Lampropoulou P., Hatzipanagiotou K.

Rodingites from the Veria-Naousa ophiolite (Greece): Mineralogical evolution, metasomatism and petrogenetic processes

2022

Geochemistry, 82

Koutsovitis P., Soukis K., Voudouris P., Lozios S., Ntaflos T., Stouraiti C., 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)

2022

International Geology Review 64

Petrounias P., Rogkala A., Giannakopoulou P., Kalpogiannaki M., Laskaris N., Lampropoulou P.

The role of the aggregate shape on the compressive strength of concrete using a new micro geo-informatics methodology

2022

MICRON, ISSN 0968-4328

Petrounias P., Giannakopoulou P., Rogkala A., Kalpogiannaki M., Laskaris N., Lampropoulou P., Mouzakis P., Panagiotaras D., Koukouzas N. 

Sustainable use of by-products and wastes from Greece to produce innovative eco-friendly pervious concrete

2022

APPL. SCI. 2022, 12, 5861

Petrounias P., Giannakopoulou P., Rogkala A., Sideridis A., Koutsovitis P., Lampropoulou P., Koukouzas N., Pomonis P., Hatzipanagiotou K. 

Influence of petrogenesis on the engineering properties of ultramafic aggregates and on their suitability in concrete

2022

APPL. SCI. 2022, 12, 3990

Giamas V., Koutsovitis P., Sideridis A., Turberg P., Grammatikopoulos T., Petrounias P., Giannakopoulou P., Koukouzas N., Hatzipanagiotou K. 

Effectiveness of X-ray micro-ct applications upon mafic and ultramafic ophiolitic rocks

2022

MICRON, 158

Christopoulou M., Koutsovitis P., Kostoglou N., Paraskevopoulou C., Sideridis A., Petrounias P., Rogkala A., Stock S., Koukouzas N.

Evaluation of the CO2 storage capacity in sandstone formations from the southeast mesohellenic trough (Greece)

2022

ENERGIES2022, 15, 3491

Petrounias P., Rogkala A., Giannakopoulou P., Christogerou A., Lampropoulou P., Liogris S., Koutsovitis P., Koukouzas N. 

Utilization of Industrial Ferronickel Slags as Recycled Concrete Aggregates

2022

Appl. Sci.2022, 12, 2231

Theocharis A. I., Zevgolis I. E., Roumpos C., Koukouzas N.

3D Numerical Analysis for the Valorization Potential of Spoil Heaps by Shallow Foundations

2022

Sustainability, 14(12): 7363

Theocharis A., Zevgolis I., Koukouzas N., Rehor M., Volkova K., De Paz D., Labaj P., Bedford M., Markowska M.

Past and Present Climate Conditions of European Coal and Lignite Areas

2022

Mining Revue, 28(1): 73-86

MINOAN – Smart Sustainable
Energy Conversion and Management

GREEN – Geo-Resources, Energy
& Environmental Management

GrEnEA – Green Energy
& Environmental Applications

ΕΑΥ – Εργαστήριο Ανόργανων Υλικών

ΑΡΤΕΜΙΣ – Εργαστήριο Καινοτόμων Τεχνολογιών και Προηγμένων Υλικών για τη Βιωσιμότητα στην Ενέργεια και το Περιβάλλον

ΕΦΕΜ – Εργαστήριο Φυσικών Πόρων και Εναλλακτικών Μορφών Ενέργειας

ΕΑΝΟΣΥΣ – Εργαστήριο Ανάπτυξης Ολοκληρωμένων Συστημάτων Διεργασιών

ΕΜΑΠ – Εργαστήριο Μηχανικής Αντιδράσεων Πολυμερών

NICE – Novel materIals
for Clean Energy Applications

ΕΠΚΥ – Εργαστήριο Περιβαλλοντικών Καυσίμων και Υδρογονανθράκων
(Ομάδες: HydPro & NICE)

HydPro – Hydroprocessing

ΕΥΒΙΔ – Εργαστήριο Υπολογιστικής Βιολογίας και Διεργασιών

ΕΠΕΤΕΜ – Εργαστήριο Περιβαλλοντικών & Ενεργειακών ΤΕχνολογιών Μετάβασης
(Ομάδες: GrEnEA, Green & Minoan)