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

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you require further information on these topics.

Integrated Energy Infrastructures, Districts and Buildings



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



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



DEEP: Innovation for de-risking enhanced geothermal energy

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



Optimising technology for geothermal extraction.



Process to increase permeability even in very hard extraction horizons.



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.

Networks, Energy & Process Engineering


Steam reduction at the Werra plant

Development of a concept for reducing the use of process steam in an existing industrial plant by means of sustainably operated heat pumps.



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



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.

Control, Automation & Operation Management



Solving problems in drilling for geothermal resources.

Storage and Underground Systems


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.


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. 



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



Heat storage in coal mines in the Ruhr area.

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.


Functional and efficient transport infrastructures for hydrogen.