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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.

The shallow-geothermal working group has carried out the first pedologic investigations on the test site of the Föckersperger company as part of the Vibra-Pflug project. The project from the ZIM cooperation network (Central Innovation Program for SMEs) is dedicated to the development of an attachab...

The installation of the sensors on the 'Wichelkoppeln' in Schleswig as part of the ErdEisII project has now been completed by the FAU. The goal of the research project ErdEisII is the development and implementation of a soil-ice storage system which constitutes both, a source for heating and for ...

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...