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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[…]

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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)[…]

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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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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[…]

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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[…]

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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[…]

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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[…]

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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 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[…]