sand, thermally enhanced backfilling material, ITER Project

Thermally enhanced backfilling material (TEBM)

What is a thermally enhanced backfilling material (TEBM)? One of the key challenges of ITER Project is to create thermally enhanced backfilling material (TEBM) suitable for horizontal collectors. The idea is improving the heat transfer of the ground surrounding the pipes used in very shallow geothermal systems (VSGS). Why? Since the VSGS performance depends on Read more about Thermally enhanced backfilling material (TEBM)[…]

soil, ITER Project, horizontal heat exchangers, very shallow geothermal energy

Soil thermal behavior at Bodenschutztage Congress

The role of soil in very shallow geothermal energy Assessing interactions between sediment, horizontal heat exchangers and surrounding environment, ITER Project covers research topics related also to soil protection. Then, a perfect location to present updated research outcomes was the Marktredwitzer Bodenschutztage Congress (12-14.10.2016). In these days, a wide audience composed of scientists, local administrators Read more about Soil thermal behavior at Bodenschutztage Congress[…]

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Dissemination of ITER Project at GeoTirol 2016 Conference

Dissemination at GeoTirol Conference For the first time, at GeoTirol 2016 Conference, the dissemination of ITER Projects consists of an oral presentation. The GeoTirol 2016, held in Innsbruck on 25-28 September 2016, is the Annual Meeting of the German DGGV (Deutsche Geologische Gesellschaft – Geologische Vereinigung). During the session entitled “GeoEnergy: Geothermal systems, heat- and Read more about Dissemination of ITER Project at GeoTirol 2016 Conference[…]

European Geothermal Congress, geothermal energy, international conference, research, dissemination

ITER at European Geothermal Congress 2016

The European Geothermal Congress (EGC) The European Geothermal Congress was held in Strasbourg on 19-23 September 2016. Organized every 3 years, it is an international event that brings together several actors of the geothermal community. A wide audience of experts can listen to the latest research progress at the forefront of deep and shallow geothermal Read more about ITER at European Geothermal Congress 2016[…]

nergy, renewable energy, dissemination

ITER at the 3rd Energy Fair in Hirschaid, Germany

The 3rd Energy Fair in Hirschaid On March 12-13 2016 the Energy Park in Hirschaid (Northern Bavaria, Germany) hosted the 3rd Energy Fair. This event shows the latest news in the energy and environmental technology to a general public. It is growing from year to year, involving always a greater number of exhibitors and visitors. Read more about ITER at the 3rd Energy Fair in Hirschaid, Germany[…]

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ITER at MCAA General Assembly & Annual Conference

The MCAA General Assembly & Annual Conference At the beginning of March Venice hosted the annual General Assembly and Conference of the Marie Curie Alumni Association (MCAA). The Ca’ Foscari University in Venice organized this international event. (MCAA conference). This beautiful location allowed to meet a great number of researchers and public authorities representatives. Then Read more about ITER at MCAA General Assembly & Annual Conference[…]

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ITER at the geothermal congress in Offenburg

GeoTherm Expo & Congress The GeoTherm Expo and Congress, the biggest European event for geothermal energy, this year was held on February 25-26 in Offenburg, in Germany. For two whole days researchers, producers, public authorities representatives and professionals discussed about shallow and deep geothermal energy. First of all, specialized industries on both sectors gave updated Read more about ITER at the geothermal congress in Offenburg[…]

ITER Project, thermal efficiency, horizontal ground heat exchangers, outreach activity, dissemination

ITER Project at the Long Night of Science in Erlangen

ITER Project at the Long Night of Sciences ITER Project was presented during the seventh Long Night of Sciences, held in Nürnberg, Fürth and Erlangen on 24 October 2015. The shallow geothermal energy research group of FAU, GeoZentrum Nordbayern, Lehrstuhl für Geologie presented the latest research activities of the group in the shallow geothermal energy Read more about ITER Project at the Long Night of Science in Erlangen[…]

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ITER test site in Eltersdorf: horizontal collectors and soils

ITER test site The ITER test site for horizontal collector systems was realized in Eltersdorf, near Erlangen, Northern Bavaria (Germany), during November 2015. Thanks to the common efforts of ITER partners (the Friedrich Alexander University of Erlangen-Nuremberg-FAU, the REHAU AG & Co company, the Fischer Spezialbaustoffe GmbH) the ITER test site is ready! REHAU provided Read more about ITER test site in Eltersdorf: horizontal collectors and soils[…]