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.
Welcome to the Department of Geothermal Energy
Improved determination of reservoir temperatures using a novel methodology for geothermometers evaluating the fluid under in-situ conditions.Geothermics, 74, 217 (2018)
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)
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)
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)
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.
With great success, the 5th European Geothermal Workshop (EGW) was held at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT).KIT news