On the 2nd and 3rd of June, the consortium created for the RICAS2020 project met in Leoben (Austria) to officially launch the research project.
RICAS2020 will provide an innovative design concept of an Underground Research Infrastructure to develop technologies by which the storage of very high amounts of “green” energy will be possible. The Design Study RICAS2020 aims to create an underground research infrastructure for AA-CAES and focuses on the technical, legal, institutional and financial requirements in order to get an approval as a future research facility.
During the meeting, the consortium discussed about the project vision and the overall goals. Later on, they could present themselves and the activities of their respective organisation in greater detail. Finally, they discussed the global structure of the work plan including management and communication issues but also the the work packages in detail in order to plan the upcoming months of intense research!
More information about RICAS2020 here.