Welcome

to the Fraunhofer Research Institution for Energy Infrastructures and Geothermal Systems IEG

Welcome to the Fraunhofer Research Institution for Energy Infrastructures and Geothermal Systems IEG

After ending the age of fossile energy, the extraction and storage of energy raw materials and thermal energy will become a prominent issue. This includes thermal phase change storage as well as material storage for hydrogen, carbon dioxide or natural gas. Technologies and know-how are available in concentrated form, especially in the coal-mining regions of western and eastern Germany. The development of new cross-sector technologies for coupled infrastructures is becoming increasingly important and is a key to reducing CO2 emissions and improving the integration of renewable energies. This is where we take action.

We conduct research in the fields of Geothermal Energy, Sector Coupling and Energy Infrastructure at seven locations in Germany. Among other areas, we are researching the use of geothermal energy systems, the storage of energy sources and infrastructure technologies for coupling the energy sectors, electricity, heat, gas and transport.

We see ourselves as an independent mentor for politics, business and society. Our aim is to enable a sustainable energy system transformation through our research and at the same time to support the regions affected by the phase-out of coal-based electricity generation with innovations and to create new perspectives.

Selection of projects and fields of research

 

Project

MissElly

Provision of cold for cooling laboratories with regenerative environmental cooling.

 

Business Areas

Geotechnologies

Research into technical systems for the exploration, exploitation and development of underground reservoirs and storage systems and the technologies required for this.

 

Laboratory

Geosciences Lab

Research laboratories with state-of-the-art and partly unique test facilities.

 

Project

Geothermal paper drying

Development of steam generation for paper drying based on deep geothermal heat.