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Integrative Approaches in Deep Geothermal Science

Deep Geothermal Science  © Emmanuel GaucherThe 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

Image copyright by E. Gaucher 

  1. Content type: Research

    Two deep wells were drilled at Rittershoffen (Alsace, France) to produce high-temperature fluids to supply heat to a biorefinery. The GRT-2 production well was drilled to a depth of 3196 m MD and was deviated ...

    Authors: C. Glaas, A. Genter, J. F. Girard, P. Patrier and J. Vidal

    Citation: Geothermal Energy 2018 6:14

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    Earthquakes, despite being a mostly natural phenomenon, may also be induced by a wide range of anthropogenic activities such as mining, fluid injection and extraction, hydraulic fracturing and geothermal reser...

    Authors: Konstantinos G. Megalooikonomou, Stefano Parolai and Massimiliano Pittore

    Citation: Geothermal Energy 2018 6:8

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    The present work investigates the influence of crack opening rates on the development of four important calcite vein morphologies, namely fibrous, elongate-blocky, partially open, and euhedral, as a result of ...

    Authors: Nishant Prajapati, Michael Selzer, Britta Nestler, Benjamin Busch and Christoph Hilgers

    Citation: Geothermal Energy 2018 6:7

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