January 27, 2016

About Partners

Main partners involved in ITER Projects are:

Friedrich-Alexander-Universität, Erlangen, Shallow geothermal research

Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) comprises 5 faculties with 337 teaching chairs, over 35,000 students and 13,000 employees and offers an almost unique scope of subjects ranging from the Humanities to Sciences, favoring the close collaboration between the single disciplines thus offering perfect conditions for interdisciplinary research and learning (https://www.fau.de/).

Geocenter, geology, shallow geothermal energy

The Geozentrum Nordbayern (Geocenter of Northern Bavaria GZN) as part of FAU comprises 11 professorships plus academic and technical staff organized in three research teams: (I) Crustal dynamics, (II) Applied Geology and (III) Palaeoenvironmental analysis. Within the GZN the Crustal Dynamics team, a working group of specialist for soil science, exists since 2009. Previous research included compilation and management of large data sets within a GIS environment. Current research on shallow geothermal energy use aims at standardization and optimization of decision making processes in the implementation of shallow geothermal energy applications (https://www.gzn.uni-erlangen.de/geozentrum/).
The scientist in charge of the research is David Bertermann, leader of the shallow Geothermal Research group at the Department of Geology, GeoZentrum Nordbayern (Geo-Center of Northern Bavaria GZN).


shallow geothermal energy, technological innovation, horizontal collectors

REHAU AG & Co is a leading international systems manufacturer in construction, automotive and industry. Since its inception in 1948, REHAU has grown continually based on the strength of innovation and commercial business management. REHAU has evolved to become an independent corporate group, active throughout the world. Expertise and innovative spirit have made REHAU a leading systems and service provider for polymer-based solutions in construction, automotive and industry (http://www.rehau.com/it-it/). The geothermal sector is at the forefront in the creation and application of innovative technological geothermal solutions (http://www.rehau.com/au-en/construction/geothermal).The highest levels of professionalism from material development through manufacturing, made REAHU a leader also in technological innovation for shallow geothermal solution (horizontal collectors etc…).
Key person of REAHU for ITER Project (logistic support for test site activities) is Mario Psyk, Head of Application Technology Geothermal at REHAU in Erlangen.


grouting material, thermmaly enhanced backfilling material

FISCHER Spezialbaustoffe GmbH in Heilsbronn/ Bavaria is specialized in producing grouting materials for borehole heat exchangers. Since January 2007 FISCHER develop, produce and sell grouting materials and supplies for the geothermal industry. Its mission is to fulfill the requirements of the market and to provide high quality products for customers. The company is actively involved at association levels of the geothermal industry and offers its experience to define the quality standards of geothermal drillings worldwide, especially in Germany and France (http://www.fischer-spezialbaustoffe.de/en.html).
Key person of FISCHER for ITER Project (logistic support for laboratory activities) is Thomas Popp, sales manager at FISCHER in Heilsbronn.