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State of the Art in Deep Geothermal Energy in Europe

With Focus on Direct Heating

  • Provides a concise introduction into deep geothermal energy

  • Gives an overview about the geothermal potential in Europe

  • Reviews innovative technologies for deep geothermal energy

Part of the book series: SpringerBriefs in Earth System Sciences (BRIEFSEARTHSYST)

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Table of contents (5 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-viii
  2. Introduction to Geothermal Systems

    • Johanna Fink, Elisa Heim, Norbert Klitzsch
    Pages 1-10
  3. Geothermal Potential Across Europe

    • Johanna Fink, Elisa Heim, Norbert Klitzsch
    Pages 11-27
  4. Technologies for Deep Geothermal Energy

    • Johanna Fink, Elisa Heim, Norbert Klitzsch
    Pages 29-73
  5. Risks and Barriers

    • Johanna Fink, Elisa Heim, Norbert Klitzsch
    Pages 75-85
  6. Summary and Conclusions

    • Johanna Fink, Elisa Heim, Norbert Klitzsch
    Pages 87-89
  7. Back Matter

    Pages 91-92

About this book

Since nearly 50 % of Europe's energy demand is in the heating and cooling sector, it is expected that geothermal energy will play an important role in the transition to a decarbonized energy system. However, deep geothermal energy is currently harvested mainly from areas with very favorable geothermal conditions. As these areas are geographically limited, the use of geothermal energy in less favorable regions is essential for unleashing the full potential of geothermal energy, since they make up the majority of the total geothermal potential in Central Europe.
 
Motivated by the growing interest in deep geothermal energy among, e.g., energy companies and communities, this text reviews the state of the art in deep geothermal energy with focus on direct heating in geothermally less favorable regions. It provides an overview of technologies used to generate heat from the deep underground and discusses main technical and non-technical risks associated with deep geothermal projects.
 
The text addresses readers with an interest in geothermal energy but does not require a background in geoscience or engineering sciences. It is suitable as textbook for Geothermal Energy courses for undergraduate students from different disciplines.

Keywords

  • Enhanced Geothermal Systems
  • Geothermal Reservoir
  • Geothermal Potential
  • Direct Heat
  • District Heating
  • Geothermal Drilling
  • Reservoir Stimulation
  • Induced Seismicity
  • Open Access

Authors and Affiliations

  • Institute for Applied Geophysics and Geothermal Energy, RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany

    Johanna Fink, Elisa Heim, Norbert Klitzsch

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eBook USD 39.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-030-96870-0
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 49.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)