Georesources and Geoenergy

Research in RU5 addresses the Grand Challenge to secure the sustainable supply of georesources for future generations. Connecting scientific expertise across GFZ, we turn fundamental and applied research into practical outcomes. To this end, we investigate the key processes associated with the emplacement of energy resources and metal deposits in sedimentary, hydrothermal and magmatic systems on a geological time scale. In addition, we assess the physical, chemical and biological changes induced by the use of these georesources, the storage of substances and heat in the subsurface on a human time scale. Our work covers experiments from micro to reservoir scales including the operation of underground laboratories and numerical simulations. With this profile, Research Unit 5 contributes to topic 5 (‘Georesources’) of the program “Geosystem: The Changing Earth”, to topic ‘Geothermal Energy Systems’ in the program “Renewable Energies”, and to topic ‘Sea Floor Dynamics, Hazards, and Resources’ in the program “Oceans”.

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Magdalena Scheck-Wenderoth
Director
Prof. Dr. Magdalena Scheck-Wenderoth
Geotechnologies
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Deputy Speakers

Michael Kühn
Director
Prof. Dr. Michael Kühn
Geochemistry
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Judith Schicks
Group Leader
Priv. Doz. Dr. Judith Schicks
Inorganic and Isotope Geochemistry
Telegrafenberg
Building B, Room 127
14473 Potsdam
+49 331 288-1487
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Ernst Huenges
Section Head
Prof. Dr. Ernst Huenges
Geothermal Energy Systems
Telegrafenberg
Building A 69, Room 216
14473 Potsdam
+49 331 288-1440
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