Below we would like to provide you with a selection of our current research projects.

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Evidence-based assessment for the design of the energy transition.

D2 Grids

The aim of the d2grids project is to build a 5th generation heating and cooling network on Mark 51°7, the former Opel site in Bochum.

DEEP: Innovation for de-risking enhanced geothermal energy

Understand and mitigate the risk of induced seismicity in deep geothermal projects.

Determination of low-temperature sources in NRW

The focus is to determine, define, and describe the relevant low-temperature sources and corresponding low-temperature sinks. 


District and process heat supply by heat pumps as a replacement for coal combustion


Optimising technology for geothermal extraction

Geothermal paper drying

Development of steam generation for paper drying based on deep geothermal heat from Devonian carbonates underground in the city of Hagen.


H2 storage potential of geological rock formations


Development of an underground high-temperature heat storage facility in combination with an hT heat pump


Global hydrogen potential atlas for the sustainable hydrogen economy of tomorrow.


Investigation of the by-products heat and oxygen of PEM electrolysis systems based on theoretical and experimental studies.


Process to increase permeability even in very hard extraction horizons.


Data-based methods for the development of a digital planning and simulation tool for energy supply in neighborhoods.


Solving problems in drilling for geothermal resources

More interesting projects

H2 D

Building a hydrogen economy in four focus areas.

H2 Master Plan for East Germany

Investigation of structural development in the East German federal states through hydrogen use.

Intelligent infrastructure for the transformation of the energy system

Basis for cost-effective long-term decarbonisation strategies in the industry.