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The SCCER-SoE carries out innovative and sustainable research on the supply of electricity from hydropower and geo-energy in order to meet the challenges of the Energy Strategy 2050.

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Annual Conference and Science Report 2018

Annual Conference and Science Report 2018

The SCCER-SoE Annual Conference 2018 at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts in Horw (LU) was a great success. All talks are now ready for download and you can take a look at some pictures taken during the two days. The 135 posters are compiled in the Science Report 2018. September 2018

Public event for the Bedretto project

Public event for the Bedretto project

On September 18th 2018, a public event informing about the Bedretto Underground Laboratory for Geo-energies BULG and its projects took place at Cioss Prato. The Bedretto project addresses questions associated with the validation of stimulation procedures and the sustainable utilization of heat exchangers in the deep underground. It is a follow-up of the Grimsel "In-situ Stimulation and Circulation (ISC)" project, which successfully carried out pressure fluid injection experiments in crystalline rock mass. The projects leaders met with the inhabitants of the Bedretto valley and presented their research objectives, timeline, risks and benefits of the underground laboratory. Learn more about the project. September 2018

Events

26.-28.9.2018

International Symposium on Energy Geotechnics in Lausanne, organized by the Laboratory of Soil Mechanics at EPFL.

8.-9.10.2018

Autumn School "Focus on Enhanced Geothermal Systems" in Strasbourg, France, organized by the Geothermal-Alliance Bavaria.

10.-11.10.2018

European Geothermal Workshop (EGW 2018) on "Characterization of deep geothermal systems" in Strasbourg, France, organized by LabEx G-eau-thermie profonde (EOST, University of Strasbourg, CNRS), in partnership with Karlsruhe Institute of Technology and European Energy Research Alliance.

24.-27.10.2018

International Induced Seismicity Workshop in Banff, Canada, organized by the Canadian Induced Seismicity Collaboration and the Canadian Society for Unconventional Resources.

Blog

#13 Mont Terri Experiment: Studying Caprock and Fault Sealing Integrity

August 2018 - by Alba Zappone, Michèle Marti and the SCCER-SoE team

Storing CO2 underground and thereby reducing emissions above ground is an interesting option. A compelling requirement for its success is to avoid leakage. The CO2 needs to be safely stored for decades. Within ELEGANCY, we will experimentally investigate how well a rock with faults can retain CO2.

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