The S4CE consortium includes 23 partners, representing 10 academic institutions, 3 subsurface industry energy operators (one of which is a SME), 7 Industrial partners (SME’s/Industries), and 3 major research institutes.

The consortium is lead by UCL who have an outstanding track record in managing major European-funded research projects, with experienced and talented individuals who are already making a difference to developing and testing new technologies and models for sustainable development of subsurface geo-energy across Europe and North America.

Four of the partners have experience of working together through the related H2020 “SXT” project. Four of the partners have experience of working together through the related “CarbFix” project, two under the “SHEER” project, and two under a “Marie-Curie ITN” project. Further, several of the SMEs collaborate on commercial projects.

Thus the consortium is highly synergistic and connected. The consortium is truly pan-European, as 8 European Nations are among the beneficiaries.

Academic partners


Known as ‘London’s Global University’, University College London employs 4,078 academic research staff in over 50 departments and institutes… more >

University of Western Brittany

The Université de Bretagne Occidentale or University of Western Brittany (UBO) is a multidisciplinary university that currently teaches around 17,000 students… more >


ETHZ is a public University in Zurich/Switzerland focusing on the technical mathematical and natural science areas with ca. 18’000 students, and 500 faculty… more >

University of Iceland

The HASKOLI ISLANDS University of Iceland, (UI) is the largest teaching and research institute in Iceland with about 12,500 students thereof 3,500 graduate students… more >


The University of Naples Federico II (UNINA), founded in 1224, is one of the oldest academic institutions in the world. The University provides 155 MS degrees… more >


The University of Salerno (Southern Italy) has very ancient origins as it is one of the oldest universities in Europe together with Paris and Bologna… more >


ARMINES is a non-for-profit research organization founded in 1967. The relationship of ARMINES with French engineering and management schools is… more >

Imperial College London

Imperial College London (ICL) is a world-class university and the premier centre in the UK carrying out carbon storage research…. more >


The University Claude Bernard Lyon 1 (UCBL) is a multidisciplinary university in the primary fields of physics, chemistry, technical and material sciences, medicine and pharmacy. … more >

University of Eastern Finland

The University of Eastern Finland (UEF) is one of the largest universities in Finland, and home to approximately 15,000 students and 2,800 members of staff in three campuses… more >

SME partners

Geothermal Engineering Ltd

GEL was established in 2008 to deliver deep geothermal heat and power projects in the UK and abroad. It is an SME. In the UK, GEL has managed… more >

Software for Chemistry & Materials

SCM is a scientific software company with a proven track record translating scientific advances into commercial success, having served as a bridge between academia and industry for over two decades… more >


Q-con is an independent engineering consultancy and service company in the energy industry focusing on subsurface reservoirs…. more >

Geothermal Engineering

GeoThermal Engineering GmbH (GeoT) is an engineering consultancy and project developer for deep geothermal energy projects… more >


Haelixa develops and provides cutting-edge DNA-tracer based solutions for fluid/leakages monitoring in many industrial and environmental settings… more >


geomecon GmbH is a private consultancy located in Berlin, Germany. GEOMECON provides specific geomechanical solutions that satisfy the challenges set by their customers in the geothermal, mineral extraction… more >


MIRICO is pioneering the development of a new generation of instruments that deliver highly
accurate and sensitive gas monitoring solutions capable of operating in a variety of
environments…. more >



Established in Cambridge, UK in 1946 and with several facilities across the globe, TWI Ltd is one of the world-leading not-for-profit research and technology organisations with a turnover in 2014 of £64m… more >


Eni is an integrated energy company that operates across the entire energy chain, employing about 33,000 people in over 70 countries around the world… more >

Reykjavik Energy

Reykjavik Energy is a public utility company providing electricity, geothermal water for heating, and cold water for consumption and firefighting. The service area extends to 20 municipalities… more >

Non-academic partners

St Gallen


City’s public utility company under public law, 100% owned by the City of St.Gallen (Switzerland);
Self-organized branch within the municipality… more >

Insitut di Physique du Globe de Paris

The Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris (Sorbonne Paris Cité, Joint Research Unit of CNRS – Paris Diderot University) is one of the major French institutions in Earth sciences… more >


Institute of Geophysics Polish Academy of Sciences conducts geophysical research, from the atmosphere across the hydrosphere to the lithosphere… more >