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Excursion 1 "Joint excursion by GFZ and EWP (Guided geoenergy lab tour at GFZ & the city of Potsdam)"
Friday, 21/Oct/2022

Session Chair: Katrin Kieling, GFZ Potsdam, Germany
Session Chair: Simona Regenspurg, Helmholtz Centre Potsdam GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences, Germany
Session Chair: Mando Guido Blöcher, GFZ Potsdam, Germany
Session Chair: Harald Milsch, GFZ Potsdam, Germany
Session Chair: Erik Spangenberg, GFZ Potsdam, Germany
Session Chair: Andre Gerstenberg, Energie und Wasser Potsdam GmbH, Germany

Session Abstract

Meeting Point & Time (if you wish to travel with the group): 8:30 am at World Time Clock on Berlin's Alexanderplatz

Please buy yourself a public transport ticket "ABC" before you go to the meeting point!

Arrival to GFZ Telegrafenberg (if you arrive individually):

10:00 am – 12:00 pm Guided geoenergy lab tour (GFZ)

Meeting Point: GFZ Main Entrance (Pillar forum/ Säulenforum)

Helmholtz Centre Potsdam – German Research Centre for Geosciences GFZ Potsdam has a highly developed, interdisciplinary laboratory infrastructure that addresses various scientific issues in basic and applied research. Sophisticated apparatus and equipment are designed for a wide range of applications. The Thermal Petrophysics Lab produces data of thermal properties of rocks, minerals, geo-materials and cement. The Laboratories for Geothermal Rock and Fluid Physics allow to characterize and parameterize physical rock and fluid properties and a Mechanical Testing System (MTS) can analyze hydraulic and mechanical rock properties of geo-materials – all under simulated in situ conditions of pressure and temperature of up to 4 to 10 km of depths. The Fluid Lab offers instruments for experiments and measurement facilities designed to characterize, analyze, and monitor processes of geothermal fluids. Another focus is on the kinetics of gas hydrate formation and decomposition and their influence on the physical properties of sediments.

A guided tour presents the scientific work in the laboratories, which are also opened to international guest scientists.

12:00 pm – 13:00 pm Lunch at GFZ (inkluded in the excursion fee)

13:00 pm – 15:00 pm Potsdam on the way to geothermal heat supply (EWP)

Deep geothermal energy is to contribute to the decarbonization of Potsdam’s district heating in the future. By 2050, the state capital wants to reduce its CO2 emissions by 95 percent. The local utility Energie und Wasser Potsdam (EWP) produces a large part of the energy used in the city and wants to set the course for geothermal energy with a pilot project to supply a residential area in the centre of Potsdam. The project will be presented during an on-site visit to the drilling site.

Max. 20 participants

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