Links on geothermal energy

Scientific organizations

The German Geothermal Association (BVG), established in 1991 advocates the intensified use of geothermal technologies in Germany.

Schweizerische Vereinigung für Geothermie

Information on the world-wide use of geothermal energy: International Geothermal Association

Research institutes

The Geocenter Hannover (GZH) is constituted by three geoscientific organizations.

A research topic of the Leibniz Institute for Applied Geophysics: "Geo-Energy Systems"

The international project "Geotherm" by BGR
» Geotherm

The section "Geothermics" of GFZ Potsdam is engaged in the development of geothermal technologies.
» GFZ Potsdam

The topics of the Institut für Energetik und Umwelt (IE) cover the economic aspects of geothermics from the use of near-surface heat via heat pumps to distrcit heating or geothermal power production.
» IE

Economically oriented joint research center for geothermal research and development.
» International Geothermal Center Bochum (GZB)

Research institute focusing on the commercial utilization of geothermal energy.
» dept. Geothermics at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)

Federal and state initiatives

Portal of the state geological surveys.
» Geothermal energy on

Webpage on renewable energies (especially geothermics) from the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi).
» Renewable energies

Bavarian State Office for Economy and Media, Energy and Technology
(u.a. Bayerischer Geothermieatlas - Hydrothermale Energiegewinnung).
» Bavarian Ministry of State

Geothermie - Erdwärme in Nordrhein-Westfalen
» "Energieland NRW"

Bayern Innovativ
» Bavarian energy forum

International cooperation

Geothermal Implementing Agreement (GIA): provides a framework for international geothermal cooperation among countries and industry, and operates under the auspices of the International Energy Agency (IEA).
» Geothermal Implementing Agreement (GIA)

Alliance of European research centers and universities for the coordination of geothermal research activities.
» Joint Programme on Geothermal Energy in der European Energy Research Alliance (EERA-JPGE)

International association promoting geothermal energy research and development.
» European Geothermal Energy Council (EGEC)

Selection of geothermal projects

The international EGS-project in Soultz-sous-Forêts (Alsace).
» HDR Soultz

The GeneSys-project: Deep geothermal energy in Hanover.
» GeneSys

The geothermal project Erding is an innovative, environmentally friendly project, which helps to protect natural ressources.
» Zweckverband für Geowärme Erding

Heat and power from geothermal energy in the south of Munich.
» Geothermie Unterhaching

The former gas prospection well Groß Schönebeck E3/90 was opened up again in 2001 and deepend to approx. 4300 m.
» Groß Schönebeck

Germany's first double doublet.
» Geothermal power plant Unterföhring

Further information

Article about geothermics in Wikipedia.
» Wikipedia/Geothermal energy

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