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Deep geothermal energy use

Deep geothermal energy use

Deep geothermal energy use

The exploration and utilization of the ground at depths of several kilometres for geothermal use represents a timely area of research involving multifaceted scientific questions. Our focus is on environmental impact assessment such as induced seismicity and coupled thermo-hydro-mechanical processes, especially in engineered geothermal systems (EGS).


Menberg, K., Heberle, F., Uhrmann, H., Bott, C., Grünäugl, S., Brüggemann, D., Bayer, P. (2023). Environmental impact of cogeneration in binary geothermal plants. Renewable Energy, 218, 119251.
Erol, S., Bayer, P., Akin, T., Akin, S. (2022). Advanced workflow for multi-well tracer test analysis in a geothermal reservoir. Geothermics, 101, 102375. DOI: 10.1016/j.geothermics.2022.102375 .

Erol, S., Harcouët-Menou, V., Laenen, B., Bayer, P. (2021). Efficiency of single-well geothermal systems with multi-lateral drills. Geothermics, 89, 101928.

Menberg, K., Heberle, F., Bott, C., Brüggemann, D., Bayer, P. (2020). Environmental performance of a geothermal power plant using a hydrothermal resource in the Southern German Molasse Basin.Renewable Energy. 167, 20-31.

Vogler, D., Settgast, R., Annavarapu, C., Madonna, C., Bayer, P., Amann, F. (2018). Experiments and Simulations of Fully Hydro-Mechanically coupled Response of Rough Fractures exposed to High Pressure Fluid Injection. Journal of Geophysical Research – Solid Earth, 123(2), 1186-1200.

Menberg, K, Pfister, S., Blum, P.,  Bayer, P. (2016). A matter of meters: State of the art in life cycle assessment of Enhanced Geothermal Systems. Energy & Environmental Science, 9, 2720-2743.

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