Discipline Geo-Energy

With a rise in the worldwide standard of living and a growing world population, the use of the deep subsurface is becoming more intense. At the same time, society requires an accurate estimate of the risks and environmental impacts involved with subsurface engineering. The Geo-Energy discipline will educate engineers who are fully equipped to play a substantial role in the global energy transition towards a more sustainable use of deep subsurface geo-resources, like geothermal energy, underground storage of CO2, H2, hydrocarbon engineering.

Key features

➨ characterising, monitoring and predicting the properties and behaviour of the energy-related subsurface use and the environmental response to subsurface engineering activities
➨ simulating, predicting and monitoring processes of deep subsurface use and designing interventions while minimizing the economic and environmental risks

Subsurface
H2 Storage

Geothermal
energy

Research examples

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