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Identification
Hosting Legal Entity
Helmholtz Association
Address:
Germany
Location
Telegrafenberg, GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences, Potsdam, PO: 14473, Brandenburg (Germany)
Structure
Type Of RI
Single-sited
Coordinating Country
Germany
Status
Status
Current Status:
Operational since 2010
Timeline
Being upgraded since 2012
Scientific Description
The Geothermal Research Platform Groß Schönebeck offers in situ test facilities using two wells in Groß Schönebeck which reach to a depth of nearly 4.3 km (~150 °C) to support the development of system components for a reliable use of Geothermal Energy. The operation of a thermal water loop provides temperature, pressure, phase behavior and salinity of the circulated natural fluids under extreme hostile test conditions. Here, key system components are incorporated, continuously tested under different operational conditions, and subsequently improved. So, a unique research and technology infrastructure is established to qualify materials and system components for sustainable long-term operation of Enhanced Geothermal Systems.

RI Keywords
Borehole, Geothermal energy, Thermal water loop
Classifications
RI Category
Energy Engineering Facilities (non nuclear)
Scientific Domain
Earth and Environmental Sciences
ESFRI Domain
Environment
Energy
Services
Geothermal water loop

Test Facilities.

Equipment
Geothermal technologies test site

Deep boreholes, Downhole pump, corrosion test facilities, fluid monitoring, ORC-power plant test site.

Date of last update: 07/06/2019
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