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7th European Geothermal Workshop

Topic: Characterization of deep geothermal systems

7th EGW, Karlsruhe

9-10 October 2019

Thursday, 12:00
Room 007, AVG-Gebäude (50.41)

Info-Videos Geothermal Energy (in German)

4 short films about opportunities and risks of geothermal energy published by the LFZG.

News on the web

Geothermal Sites Oberrheingraben

Geothermal Energy in the KIT-Energy Center

We are part of Topic 2 "Renewable Energies" of the KIT Energy Center.

Congratulations on the 10th birthday!


Seismic monitoring at the geothermal power
plant in Rittershoffen

Investigation of the fluid rock interactions in high-pressure experiments

Installation of a seismic monitoring station for the geothermal power plant Rittershofen

Geothermal power plant in Soultz-sous-Forêts

Dynamics of seismic events

      Thermal water investigation
      Water-rock interaction

Welcome to the Department of Geothermal Energy

The Department of Geothermal Energy, led by Thomas Kohl, deals with the scientific and technological challenges of geothermal energy in research and teaching. This base load energy source can be used to produce heat and electricity. The development opportunities of geothermal energy, especially in southern Germany, offers enormous potential and must be further developed for eco-friendly economic use.




Villarrica - Southern Chile Geo-chemical characterization of the geothermal system

Improved determination of reservoir temperatures using a novel methodology for geothermometers evaluating the fluid under in-situ conditions.

Geothermics, 74, 217 (2018)
Acceptability of geothermal installations: A geoethical concept for GeoLaB

Analysis of the social response to recent geothermal development and identification of the precondition for public acceptability of geothermal projects.

Geothermics, 73, 133-145 (2018)
Identification and spatial arrangement of fault zones

Lineament analysis of digital elevation models and satellite imagery in comparison - fault zone analysis in the crystalline basement of the Black Forest.

J. Struct. Geol. 108, 256-268 (2018)
Influence of seismic network configuration on earthquake location error

Joint or separate use of seismic down-hole and surface networks during stimulation may influence localization errors. Study at Soultz-sous-Forêts.

Pure Appl. Geophys. 175, 757 (2018)
Inspection of seismicity at geothermal plants in a geomechanical context

In the Bavarian Molasse the interpretation is based on field of tension, fault systems and pressure changes. Here, the position of delivery and injection wells is also included.

Cutting-edge science at the 5th European Geothermal Workshop at KIT

With great success, the 5th European Geothermal Workshop (EGW) was held at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT).

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