Links on geothermal energy


The German Geothermal Association (BVG), established in 1991 advocates the intensified use of geothermal technologies in Germany.
The association GTÖ - Geothermie für Österreich (geothermal energy for Austria) considers itself as an umbrella association for stakeholders in geothermal energy in Austria.
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 LIAG Institute for Applied Geophysics: "Geo-Energy Systems"
Geotherm (BGR)
The international project "Geotherm" by BGR
The section "Geothermics" of the Helmholtz-Zentrum Potsdam Deutsches GeoForschungsZentrum GFZ is engaged in the development of geothermal technologies.
IE Leipzig
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.
GZB Bochum
International Geothermal Center Bochum (GZB): Economically oriented joint research center for geothermal research and development.
dept. Geothermics at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
Research institute focusing on the commercial utilization of geothermal energy.

Federal and state initiatives
Portal of the state geological surveys.
Renewable energies
Webpage on renewable energies (especially geothermics) from the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi).
Data campaign of the BMWK to improve the data situation for near-surface geothermal energy
Bavarian Ministry of State
Bavarian State Office for Economy and Media, Energy and Technology
(u.a. Bayerischer Geothermieatlas - Hydrothermale Energiegewinnung).
Deep geothermal energy for a climate-neutral NRW

International cooperation

Geothermal Implementing Agreement (GIA)
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).
European Energy Research Alliance (EERA)
Alliance of European research centers and universities for the coordination of geothermal research activities.
European Geothermal Energy Council (EGEC)
International association promoting geothermal energy research and development.

Selection of geothermal projects

HDR Soultz
The international EGS-project in Soultz-sous-Forêts (Alsace).
The GeneSys-project: Deep geothermal energy in Hanover.
Zweckverband für Geowärme Erding
The geothermal project Erding is an innovative, environmentally friendly project, which helps to protect natural ressources.
Geothermie Unterhaching
Heat and power from geothermal energy in the south of Munich.
Groß Schönebeck
The former gas prospection well Groß Schönebeck E3/90 was opened up again in 2001 and deepend to approx. 4300 m.
Geothermiekraftwerk Unterföhring
Geothermal power plant Unterföhring: Germany's first double doublet.

Further information

Article about geothermics in Wikipedia.
Wikipedia/Geothermal energy

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