The GELY project seeks to develop a tailor-made geothermal collector pipe with unique advantages with respect to competition products in order to overcome the limitations of existing market solutions.
Current geothermal collector pipes introduce single-sided characteristics, which are associated either with the external or internal geometry or with materials. The GELY project aims to address this market gap in the lack of a truly holistic approach for the production of geothermal collector pipes and to generate an optimal combination of geometric characteristics and materials’ structures for these pipes. A combination of this type can achieve a considerably better performance per meter geothermal pipe. The innovative GELY geothermal collector pipe will be based on three main pillars of research.
The proposed idea behind GELY pipes is originated from the effort of ELYSEE as a Cyprus based manufacturing company of plastic pipes and fittings for water supply, irrigation, sewage and energy, a reputable research and innovation company, CyRIC - Cyprus Research and Innovation Center and the Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering of University of Cyprus (UCY-MME).
GELY project is co-funded by the Research Promotion Foundation of the Republic of Cyprus, European Regional Development Fund and Structural Funds of the European Union in Cyprus; Acronym: GELY, ENTERPRISES/0916/065.
- 02/07/2018: Project Start Date
- 17/07/2018: Kick-Off Meeting
- 19-21/06/2019: Dissemination Activity: Poster Presentation; Poster Title: “Magnetic carbon nanofibers deriving from electrospun cellulose/Fe3O4fibrous nanocomposites”; GELY consortium member: UCY; Conference Title and Place: The 6th International Conference on Electrospinning (ELECTROSPIN 2019) was held from June 19 to 21, 2019, in Shanghai, China (Songjiang Campus of Donghua University (DHU)
- 27-31/05/2019: Dissemination Activity: Poster Presentation; Poster Title: “Magnetic carbon nanofibers deriving from electrospun cellulose/Fe3O4fibrous nanocomposites”; GELY consortium member: UCY; Conference Title and Place: The 2019 Spring Meeting of the European Materials Research Society (E-MRS) was held from May 27 to 31, 2019, in Nice, France (Congress & Exhibition Centre Acropolis)
- 07-11/2020: Our latest results show the feasibility of improving polymer thermophysical properties from thermal conducting fillers
- 01/01/2021: Project Completion Date
GELY Meeting between consortium members: Describing the project’s progress in the area of nanomaterials.
Elysee Irrigation team members have just completed the feasibility measurements of the GELY pipe prototypes