MUSE – Closed-loop systems requirements & advantages

Applications of shallow geothermal energy either use closed-loop or open-loop systems. Here we explain the requirements and advantages of closed-loop systems and in follow-up blog we dive into open-loop systems. In closed-loop systems a heat carrier fluid circulates in pipesRead more

MUSE – Differences between deep and shallow geothermal energy

The term geothermal energy covers a wide field of applications at different depth and temperature levels or based on different technologies to extract geothermal heat. Although all kind of geothermal energy originates in the Earth’s interior, the technologies clearly differRead more

Pilot area activities – #14 Assessment of shallow geothermal energy resources in Warsaw agglomeration, Poland

Measurements of thermal properties of soils and rocks and geophysical investigations The Polish Geological Institute – National Research Institute (PIG-PIB) carried out a campaign of field investigations to assess geological and hydrogeological conditions and to measure thermal properties of rocksRead more

Pilot area activities – #10 Hydrogeological characterisation of abandoned mine workings for low-enthalpy geothermal in Glasgow, Scotland

Drilling, installation and testing of 12 boreholes The British Geological Survey is currently constructing a geoenergy observatory in Glasgow, Scotland to provide an underground research facility to study abandoned mine water geothermal heating and cooling.  The works started in NovemberRead more

Meet the Scientist #9 – Natalija Samardžić

Natalija Samardžić is a hydrogeologist and geothermal energy expert at the Geological Survey of Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (Federalni zavod za geologiju – FZZG). She works as Advisor for hydrogeology, with 16 years of experience in hydrogeological research ofRead more

Pilot area activities – #6 Groundwater monitoring in Girona, Catalonia, Spain

Installation of new monitoring networks to assess shallow geothermal energy resources   Shallow geothermal energy for heating and cooling in Catalonia has been growing fast for the last 5 years. The city of Girona (NE of Catalonia, Spain) is anRead more

Pilot area activities – #5 Geothermal data analysis in Aarhus, Denmark

Screening the possibilities to integrate shallow geothermal energy and energy storage in a mature district heating system In the city of Aarhus heat is supplied by a well-developed district heating system from a number of different energy sources including wasteRead more

How an unsuccessful exploration well became a geothermal oasis – the case of the Podhájske baths in Slovakia

Today Podhájske is one of the most known and best developed thermal baths of Slovakia, but its story begun with an unsuccessful exploration project for hydrocarbon deposits in the first half of the ’60-ties. The exploration wells were drilled as P-1Read more

Global warming on the surface – local warming from plate tectonics: Pannonian Basin

Are we exposed to crossfire here in the middle of Europe? Heating from the atmosphere, heating from the crust and the mantle. The life of the Earth is changing and challenges us again and again. But geology gives us manyRead more