Links on geothermal energy

Scientific organizations

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

Schweizerische Vereinigung für Geothermie
» SVG

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

Research institutes

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

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

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 infogeo.de

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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