The large-scale use of geothermal energy promises sustainable and CO2-free energy from a huge and inexhaustible potential. If developed appropriately, geothermal energy can make a significant contribution to the switch to renewable energies. In order to be efficient and successful in this regard, new ideas and concepts must be disseminated and advanced. In a relatively small and practice-oriented research community, the 5th European Geothermal Workshop held on 12-13 October 2017 in Karlsruhe, Germany, focused on interdisciplinary research, integrative approaches and combinations of different techniques, measurement methods and numerical solutions. The article collection originates from the contributions to this workshop.
Edited by Carola Meller and Emmanuel Gaucher
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