A research project in the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) in Germany aims to advance technologies for high-temperature aquifer storage, thereby supporting existing district heating networks in Germany. To this end, two boreholes will be drilled for the research project in the KIT Campus North site at the end of the year.
The DeepStor project is being headed by Professor Eva Schill, who emphasized that geothermal energy can cover a quarter of Germany’s heating requirements, even with just the technology that is already available today. While the idea of storing heat underground is not new, most existing initiatives are in the low temperature range of around 50 degrees Celsius. The DeepStor project, on the other hand, will work in the temperature range of over 100 degrees Celsius.
KIT research aims to advance geothermal energy storage technology