Monitor the parameters over time at the ITER test site

Monitor the parameters over time at the ITER test site

Why monitor the parameters over time? Monitor the parameters over time through direct measurements and numerical simulation allows assessing the performance of horizontal collector systems. The ideas consists on using data collected on field to simulate the thermal interference between horizontal heat exchangers and subsoil. Accordingly, we want to evaluate the influence of TEBM on Read more about Monitor the parameters over time at the ITER test site[…]

Thermally enhanced backfilling material (TEBM)

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 thermal behavior at Bodenschutztage Congress

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[…]

MSCA fellow at EuroScience Open Forum in Manchester

MSCA fellow at EuroScience Open Forum in Manchester

What does a MSCA fellow do at a forum on the future of science? What happens when more than one MSCA fellow come in the same place? Well, this is exactly what MSCA ESOF satellite event in Manchester allowed. During 2 days in July (28-29.07.2016) the main idea was to analyze the relationship between research Read more about MSCA fellow at EuroScience Open Forum in Manchester[…]

Dissemination of ITER Project at GeoTirol 2016 Conference

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[…]

ITER at European Geothermal Congress 2016

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[…]

Marie Skłodowska-Curie (MSC) Info Day at FAU University

Marie Skłodowska-Curie (MSC) Info Day at FAU University

Info Day at FAU In June 2016 I had the opportunity to participate as invited speaker to the Info Day organized by FAU University in Erlangen. The event was dedicated to EU funding programs of the European Research Council (ERC) and the Marie Skłodowska-Curie (MSC) Actions. The involvement of experts of KoWi, the European Liaison Read more about Marie Skłodowska-Curie (MSC) Info Day at FAU University[…]

ITER on the local newspaper: heat from the ground

ITER on the local newspaper: heat from the ground

Newspaper’s article about ITER Project ITER appeared on Erlangen local newspaper Erlangen Nachrichten on April 27, 2016. Due to the increased interest about using renewable energy for heating/cooling houses, there is a greater curiosity about what is shallow geothermal energy. It is not really clear how is possible to use the heat from the ground. Read more about ITER on the local newspaper: heat from the ground[…]

News and events from shallow geothermal world

News and events from shallow geothermal world

News and events from shallow geothermal world The “News and Events” section of this website represents an overview of latest news, activities and events related to ITER Project and others shallow geothermal projects. First of all ITER laboratory and test site activities together with ITER partecipation to conference and seminars are presented and described. Then Read more about News and events from shallow geothermal world[…]

Discovering geothermal energy with MSC Ambassador

Discovering geothermal energy with MSC Ambassador

Outreach activities as MSC Ambassador How to explain as MSC Ambassador (Marie Skłodowska Curie Ambassador) what is geothermal energy, trying to make it interesting to a group of students in grade 6-8 (age 11-14 years old)? When I was contacted by some professors of the Franconian International School (FIS) in Erlangen (http://www.the-fis.de/) I asked myself Read more about Discovering geothermal energy with MSC Ambassador[…]

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