The development and use of geothermal energy is facing several challenges on its way to become a sustainable base-load energy resource for the future. In order to meet these challenges, different research institutes, universities and commercial enterprises join hands and work together on innovative solutions. Since the company was founded in 2005, GeoT has been involved in many big and small research projects.

GeoT is active on all levels of research and development such as:

  • Project initiation
  • Identification of funding possibilities
  • International networking
  • Preparation of project proposals and funding applications
  • Project coordination
  • Scientific research

Please find below a selection of research & development projects with GeoT participation:

  • Multidisciplinary and multi-context demonstrationof EGS exploration and Exploitation Techniques and potentials (“MEET”). Funded from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 792037, 2018 – 2021.
  • Science 4 Clean Energy (“S4CE”). Funded from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 764810, 2017 – 2020. http://science4cleanenergy.eu/
  • Development and in-situ testing of a drilling system based on the Electric Impulse Technology.  Funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi), funding code 0325788, 2015 – 2018.
  • PETher – Physical Properties of Thermal Water under In-situ-Conditions. Funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi), funding code 0325761, 2015 – 2017.
  • GeoTief – development of an automated fluid sampling device and data processing software. Funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi), funding code 16KN048023, 2015 – 2017.
  • HEATFLOW – Development of a numerical model based on the finite volume methode to simulate thermohydraulic processes in fault-related geothermal reservoirs. Funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi), funding code 0325471, 2013 – 2015.
  • TRACE – Deep Reservoir Analysis andCharacterization from the Surface (Upper Rhine Rift, Germany). Funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi), funding code 0325390, 2012 – 2015.
  • AuGE – Outcrop analogue studies and their application in geothermal exploration. Funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi), funding code 0325302, 2011 – 2015.
  • SiMoN – Seismic Monitoring in the northern UpperRhine Rift (Germany). Funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi), funding code 0325359, 2011 – 2015.
  • Modular power plant – Development of a modular Kalina or ORC-power plant for geothermal energy production. Funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi), funding code 0325263, 2012 – 2014.
  • Development and testing of a drillbit for geothermal applications based on the Electric Impulse Technology.  Funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi), funding code 0325253, 2010 – 2014.
  • Geophysical borehole system (S)PWD: (Seismic) Prediction While Drilling for exploration of thermal water zones in geothermal reservoirs. Funded by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU), funding code 0327683, 2007 – 2010.
  • Study on a new drilling system for geothermal wells in hard rock based on the Electric Impulse Technology. Funded by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU), funding code 0327664, 2007 – 2009.