The GeoThermal/GeoEnergy section of the chair of Geology deals with all the topics within the fields of geoenergy, such as geothermics, hydrocarbons, underground storage, etc. Our team focusses on three main areas deep geothermal energy, shallow geothermal energy and reservoir analysis.
We also coordinate the new Joint Degree Master Course GeoThermal/ GeoEnergy which combines the expertise of 8 faculties at Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg (FAU), Technical University of Munich (TUM) and Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich (LMU). Research and teaching are an essential part of the Geothermal-Alliance Bavaria.
The chair of Geology also includes the Isotope Geochemistry/Paleoclimatology branch, Basin Analysis and Sedimentary Provenance.
In the context of the KNW-Opt research project the area with a special horizontal heat exchanger installed - located in Bad Nauheim - is geologically and pedologically investigated by the very shallow geothermal working group of the GeoZentrum Nordbayern. This double layered heat exchanger is used f...
The lecturers Dr. Johannes Stegner (TenneT TSO GmbH) and Dr. David Bertermann (GeoCentre of Northern Bavaria) introduced the for geologists and soil scientists relevant ground depending coherences and project structures of a major project in the course of energy change, the high voltage direct current (HVDC) transmission project SuedLink.
The Austrian project GEL-SEP "Spatial Energy Planning for Heat Transition" is part of the research initiative "Green Energy Lab". The aim of the project is to elaborate the potentials of different renewable heat sources, including very shallow geothermal energy, and to present them in the ‘HEATatlas...
The Chair of Geology at GeoZentrum Nordbayern, FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg signed a licensing agreement with Petroleum Experts Ltd. under which Petroleum Experts has donated 10 academic licenses for the Move software suite (https://www.petex.com/products) with a commercial value of 1,409,059.98 GBP.
A schoolgirl from Hof wins first prize in the regional competition "Jugend forscht" in Upper Franconia with the support of the Chair of Geology at the Friedrich Alexander University (FAU) in Erlangen.