Internationale Activities ICGR - Illustration
The activities of the International Centre for Geothermal Research cover research with a holistic approach along the whole chain of geothermal technologies from the geothermal reservoir to the provision of power, heat and chill based on large scale hands-on projects. The center offers a closely interface between research and industry bundling international geothermal expertise and experience in a global geothermal network based on self developed large scale hands on projects which plot the whole process for a geothermal energy supply.
Member of networks and activities:
EERA (European Energy Research Alliance)
ICGR is a founding member of the Joint Programme on Geothermal Energy (JPGE). The Programme aims at providing an outstanding contribution bringing together the 14 leading European geothermal research institutions in a strategically oriented Joint R&D Programme.
RECENT: First EERA Annual Congress in Brussels - April 11 - 12, 2011
Press Relase (PDF)
IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel of Climate Change)
ICGR is represented in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change by Dr. Ernst Huenges. Nominated by the European Commission he contributes as a lead author to the IPCC Renewable Energy Report.
HAI (Helmholtz-Alberta Initiative)
Within HAI - Geothermal we aim a preliminary structural and 3D geological modeling study of individual sites in the Alberta–Basin. Basically, influences on the geothermal systems shall be delineated to assess the geothermal potential of an individual region.
Large international projects:
EU: Geothermal Engineering Integrating Mitigation of Induced Seismicity in Geothermal Reservoirs
The EU-project GEISER addresses the understanding of processes leading to induced seismicity during geothermal engineering and operation. Strategies for the mitigation of damaging seismic events as well as guidelines for the licensing of geothermal operations are developed.
INDONESIA: Sustainability concepts for exploitation of geothermal reservoirs in Indonesia
Sustainability concepts for exploitation of geothermal reservoirs in Indonesia – capacity building and methodologies for site deployment is a German-Indonesian cooperation project aimed at developing appropriate technologies for sustainable geothermal resource utilization in Indonesia.
USA University of RENO/Nevada
In several projects ICGR contributes to the characterization of fractured reservoir rocks in order to understand the structural controls on fluid flow in active geothermal systems in Nevada. The work focuses on 3D geological modeling, stress field analysis and fault stress modeling.