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The Praxisforum Geothermie.Bayern

In the South of Bavaria exist worldwide unique conditions for geothermal low-enthalpy energy production. More than 20 projects are already operating, further are under construction and in planning. The Praxisforum Geothermie.Bayern from October 7 to 9, 2019 offers the possibility to profit from the experiences and the know-how of the local actors and to build up useful contacts. In the heart of Bavaria - in the center of Germany's geothermal energy production.

Continously growing interest

Since the first event in 2013 the interest in the Praxisforum Geothermie.Bayern grows continously. Meanwhile the participants doubled and in 2016 the event became international, integrating a simultaneous
translation. One of the benefits of the event is the independent program management with several invited speakers in step with actual practice related to the topics in focus. In addition to the presentations there is also plenty of room for discussions about topical foci and possibilities to connect. The Praxisforum-Lounge after the congress, where all participants, speakers and sponsors are invited, perfects the two days event.

KW Sponsor

NW Assekuranzmakler ProRisk GmbH & Co. KG

Nordwest Assekuranz

Due to the technical and geologic risks, especially related to the success of wells, geothermal projects need a high level safeguard in all phases of a project. As partner of the geothermal industry for many years the NW Assekuranz promoted essential developments and enhancements of insurance concepts, both, on national and international scale.

Orcan Energy AG

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To control scaling and corrosion in geothermal plants, inhibitors are increasingly preferred as a solution. However, this raises questions which inhibitor is suitable or which dosage is sufficient. But also the question of suitable analysis methods for the investigation of the effect and interaction with parts of the plant, thermal water and rocks becomes relevant in this context. The workshop will present and discuss current work and solutions.

Efficiency of combined methods to prevent deposition and corrosion in geothermal plants

Dr. Julia Scheiber
Bestec GmbH

Application of environmentally friendly inhibitors in the Bavarian Molasse Basin - Experience from hydrochemical and mineralogical monitoring

Dr. Florian Eichinger
Hydroisotop GmbH
Andrea Seibt (BWG), Christian Buse (GTN), Joy Iannotta (Hydroisotop)

Evaluation of precipitation inhibitors in the Molasse Basin - the EvA-M project

Dr.-Ing. Dietmar Kuhn
Karlsruher Institut für Technologie

Selection of scale inhibitors and necessary investigations before its application in geothermal power plants

Dr. Andrea Seibt
BWG Geochemie

Interactions between inhibitor and biocoenosis - laboratory experiments vs. in-situ monitoring

Prof. Dr. Hilke Würdemann
GFZ Helmholtz Zentrum Potsdam

Modeling geochemical reactions in geothermal plants in the Bavarian Molasse basin

Alireza Arab
TU Bergakademie Freiberg

Feed pumps of geothermal plants are the heart of energy production. They bring the deep groundwater to the surface for cooling. However, especially in high-temperature systems (> 100 ° C) repeatedly trouble and problems occur. The workshop "Use of geothermal feed pumps" has been part of the Praxisforum Geothermie.Bayern in recent years. This year it will present the latest developments.

Alternative contract model in course of the procurement of a feed pump

Oliver Friedlaender
Silenos Energy GmbH

ESP-Monitoring at Stadtwerke München

Philipp Schlegel
Stadtwerke München GmbH

Evaluation of long-term operating data of various centrifugal pumps and effects of acidification

Matthäus Irl
Technische Universität München Lehrstuhl für Energiesysteme

Partial discharge measurement as a possibility for ESP diagnosis

Thomas Mestel
Stadtwerke München GmbH

Experiences with linkage pumps for industrial use in aggressive, gaseous thermal waters in the Upper Rhine Graben

Thomas Hettkamp
Bestec GmbH

Cost reduction of submersible pump operation through application-specific development

Matthias Möller
Baker Hughes, a GE company

Tailoring the best ESP application practices for effective geothermal water production

Danut Tudora
Borets International Ltd.

Summit GeoESP™ – Next Generation of Lifting Pumps for Geothermal Applications

Hans Sjerps

Evaluation of ESP-Design for 140°C and 150 l/sec

Adam Waniek
Oil Dynamics
Andy Limanowka

Geothermal project development has several risky components, the most important one being the resource risk. This concerns mainly deep geothermal projects, but some shallow geothermal open systems could also be included in this category of projects. Beyond exploration, the bankability of a geothermal project is threatened by this geological risk.GEORISK project works to establish risk insurance all over Europe and in some key target third countries to cover the exploration phase and the first drilling (test). It means activities to be funded before financial institutions and IPP funding the confirmation drilling and surface systems. It appears clear that a risk mitigation scheme must be designed according to the market maturity of the sector.This workshop aims at identifying the conditions for a transition in the insurance schemes, according to market maturity for geothermal projects. This will notably include a presentation of the first results of the GEORISK project. The workshop aims to create a discussion between the project partners, the members of the Advisory committee and the other participants to the workshop.


Philippe Dumas
EGEC European Geothermal Energy Council

Presentation of the GEORISK Project

Philippe Dumas
EGEC European Geothermal Energy Council

Presentation of the GEORISK Risk Register, risk assessment tool

Ferid Seyidov
gec-co Global Engineering & Consulting

Presentation typology of existing and innovative financial tools

Christian Boissavy

Feedback from advisory committee member

Matthias Tönnis
Munich RE

Establishing a geothermal risk mitigation scheme

Nicole Lupi

Conditions for schemes according to market maturity

Ferid Seyidov
gec-co Global Engineering & Consulting

Feedback from advisory committee member

Dr. Christian Müller-Wagner
BVG Bundesverband Geothermie

Presentation Sustainable Finance Regulation proposal, how it affects the Geothermal sector and EGEC position

Dr. Christian Müller-Wagner
BVG Bundesverband Geothermie

Climate change is proceeding, but countermeasures are being introduced only hesitantly. Deep geothermal energy can play an important role in the urgently needed acceleration of the energy transition. Geothermal is a technology that can generate both electricity and heat. With coupled use, it reveals a negative CO2 balance. The keynote addresses the need for action and opportunities.


Dr. Jochen Schneider

CO2 Pricing: Certificates versus CO2-Tax

Prof. Dr. Manuel Frondel
RWI Leibniz-Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung

The heat target - the importance of deep geothermal energy for the future heat turn

Benjamin Richter
Rödl & Partner GbR

The geothermal system of the Bavarian Molasse Basin - what research can do for practice

Dr. Michael Drews
Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg - GeoZentrum Nordbayern

The degression listed in the EEG threatens to slow down the further development of geothermal energy production. From 2021, five percent of the degression on EEG remuneration is planned. Here, changes and adjustments are needed to avoid the loss of geothermal energy. For since the introduction of the EEG, the use of geothermal heat has multiplied, that is, the EEG indirectly promotes geothermal heat use. And with the EEG remuneration of electricity, the heat production costs from the same plant are also unrivaled.The forum discusses with experts the development of the EEG and what the future of geothermal energy production can look like.


Helmut Mangold
IEP - Innovative Energie für Pullach GmbH

Quo vadis geothermal energy?

Dr. Jochen Schneider

The latest climate legislation of the German federal government and the role of geothermal energy

Matthias Albrecht
bbh Becker Büttner Held

Geothermal energy in the political field of heat change

Ralf Hengherr
B.E.B. Büro für Entscheidungsvorbereitung und Bauforschung

Green district heating networks - the way to the heat turn! A technical-economic consideration for implementation in large, medium and small towns

Harald Rapp
AGFW | Der Energieeffizienzverband für Wärme, Kälte und KWK e. V.
Dr. Herbert Koschel, SWM

Connecting district heating networks, means to move geothermal energy from the niche into the area

Andreas Lederle
Erdwärme Grünwald GmbH

Feedback & Panel Discussion

Prof. Dr. Manuel Frondel
RWI Leibniz-Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung

An vielen geothermischen Anlagen ist eine geringe seismische Aktivität unterhalb der Spürbarkeitsschwelle festzustellen. In Bayern wird dies wird von den Betreibern von Geothermie-Anlagen und dem Bayerischen Erdbebendienst kontrolliert. Aber auch andere Bundesländer verfügen über Messnetzwerke zur Überwachung von seismischen Aktivitäten. Verschiedene Maßnahmen sind vorgesehen, damit es zu keinen größeren seismischen Ereignissen kommt. Im Rahmen des Forums werden diese vorgestellt.


Dr. Kai Zosseder
Technische Universität München, Lehrstuhl für Hydrogeologie

The research project SEIGER - Seismic monitoring of deep geothermal plants and possible seismic impacts

Tobias Neuffer
DMT GmbH & Co. KG

The EinwirkungsBergV Guide - Implications for geothermal operators

Dr. Stefan Baisch
q-con GmbH

The seismic monitoring network of the BVEG: transparency promotes acceptance

Dr. Simon Kremers
DMT GmbH & Co. KG

Seismic measuring network for the geothermal plants in the Munich area

Franz Barenth
Stadtwerke München GmbH

Seismic measuring network in Switzerland

Dr. Toni Kraft
ETH Zürich - Swiss Seismological Service (SED)

After reservoir development, the test works confirm the success or failure of a project. In case of success, however, the question remains as to how reproducible the results are in the ongoing operation of the plant. This will be discussed on the basis of various talks from the practical experience of numerous projects.


Michael Heidinger, Dipl.-Geol.
Hydroisotop GmbH

Information delivered by hydraulic tests

Dr. Torsten Tischner
Bundesanstalt für Geowissenschaften und Rohstoffe (BGR)

Modeling of hydraulic data in Traunreut

Dr. René Kahnt
G.E.O.S. Ingenieur-Gesellschaft mbH

Results of pumping tests in Dürrnhaar compared to plant operation

Dr. Jörn Bartels

Successful test and stimulation work in geothermal wells of the Ostmolasse on the example of Garching (Alz)

Lars Matthes
RAG Energy Drilling GmbH

Plant operation prognosis with examples from geothermal projects in the north of Munich

Alexandros Savvatis
Erdwerk GmbH

Following the successful launch last year, the geothermal energy award of Bavaria for the most successful working CHP and heat project will be handed to the winner in 2019. In addition, the Christian-Hecht-Award will be given for the best junior scientific work.


Dr. Sabine Volland

Geothermal energy - an important climate-friendly energy supply

Staatsminister Hubert Aiwanger
Bayerisches Staatsministerium für Wirtschaft, Landesentwicklung und Energie

Results Operator's survey

Dr. Jochen Schneider


Jörg Uhde

Official Presentation of the Award

Staatsminister Hubert Aiwanger
Bayerisches Staatsministerium für Wirtschaft, Landesentwicklung und Energie


Dr. Christian Pletl
Stadtwerke München Services GmbH

In addition to the metropolitan area of Munich, a second geothermal hot spot in Bavaria has developed east of the Inn Valley. After the first projects in Waldkraiburg, Kirchweidach and Traunreut, Garching (Alz) leads the second development phase. The forum gives an overview of the current projects and developments.


Achim Fischer-Erdsiek
Nordwest Assekuranzmakler GmbH & Co. KG

Lessons learnt from Traunreut

Andreas Utz
Geothermische Kraftwerksgesellschaft Traunreut

Garching (Bruck) - Update and Outlook

Oliver Friedlaender
Silenos Energy GmbH

Project development of a new deep geothermal power project under municipal direction

Anna-Carina Franke
Rödl & Partner
Marcus Hansen, Verwaltungsgemeinschaft Kirchweidach

Trostberg and Palling: Scope and timetable for geothermal energy production

Gregor Gruber
IKAV/ecoprime Group

Project development of "GT Törring" based on long-years experience

Bernhard Gubo
Geoenergie Bayern Beteiligungen GmbH

The Geothermal Alliance Bayern has been part of the Praxisforum Geothermie.Bayern with its own forum for many years. This year, the Geothermal Alliance Bavaria focuses on the heat transition and the role of geothermal energy. In addition, international project will be presented.


Dr. Maximilian Keim
Munich School of Engineering, Technische Universität München

District heating supply using low-temperature heat from deep geothermal energy

Dr. Horst Kreuter
GeoThermal Engineering

Geothermal Potential for the heat suppy in the Netherlands

Dr. Maren Brehme
TU Delft

Transformation of the heating networks in the Rhine-Ruhr region with deep geothermal energy

Kirsten Appelhans
GZB - International Geothermal Centre

The geothermal potential and demand in the Munich area

Dr. Markus Loewer
Munich School of Engineering, Technische Universität München


Dr. Jochen Schneider

The geothermal investigation in Franconia

Dr. Wolfgang Bauer
Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg - GeoZentrum Nordbayern

Turning geothermal energy development in Germany into a scalable, repeatable manufacturing process

Robert Winsloe
Eavor Technologies Inc.

Sustainable reservoir management through innovative exploration and development strategies

Sebastian Dirner

Leveraging decades of commercial experience and innovative thinking - Introduction of the Holzkirchen Geothermal Plant and Turboden Large heat pumps

Andrea Duvia
Turboden S.p.A.

Flexible and cost-effective power generation with innovative ORC modules

Wolfgang Brand

The Praxisforum Geothermie.Bayern has dedicated this year's focus to the future-proof geothermal heat supply. This will also be reflected in the GeoTHOUR sponsored by Turboden. In the morning we visit the geothermal plant in Holzkirchen. Representatives of Turboden will explain in detail the power and heat generation of the system on site (Language: German/English). In the afternoon we visit the geothermal heat plant in Poing. You will receive information about the characteristics of the plant, its operation and the development of the geothermal resource. The price of the Turboden-GeoTHOUR includes the catering and the bus journey from Munich main station and retour.

GeoTHOUR zur Geothermieanlage Holzkirchen

Andrea Duvia
Turboden S.p.A.
Joseph Bonafin, Turboden

GeoTHOUR zur Geothermieanlage Poing

Michael Schumann
Bayernwerk Natur GmbH

GeoTHOUR Sponsor

Turboden S.p.A.

Turboden is an Italian firm and a global leader in the design, manufacture, and maintenance of Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) systems, highly suitable for distributed generation. ORC systems can generate electric and thermal power exploiting multiple sources, such as renewables (biomass, geothermal energy, solar energy), traditional fuels, and waste heat from industrial processes, waste incinerators, engines or gas turbines.



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October 12, 2020

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October 13, 2020

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  • 2 Coffee Breaks and Lunch
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  • Praxisforum Lounge (13.10.20)
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October 14, 2020

  • GeoTHOUR to Geothermal Plants in Bavaria
  • Transport and Catering
  • Access to the Praxisforum Lounge (13.10.2020)
  • Available until November 15, 2019

Content Partner


Exterra Capital

EXTERRA CAPITAL Ltd. is a privately held European advisory and investment firm in the Renewables Sector. It is involved in most of the private investments in the Bavarian Molasse Basin.

Silenos Energy GmbH

Silenos Energy GmbH

Silenos Energy ist eine Projektgesellschaft der RAG Austria AG, dem traditionsreichsten Explorations- und Produktionsunternehmen Österreichs, und des europäischen Technologieunternehmens für Baudienstleistungen STRABAG. Sie besitzen jahrzehntelange Erfahrung und setzen ihr Know-how für schlüsselfertige Geothermie-Projekte ein: sicher, umweltschonend und leistungsfähig.



RAG Energy Drilling führt europaweit Explorations- und Produktionsbohrungen auf Öl und Gas, Speicher- sowie Geothermiebohrungen durch. Engineeringleistungen im Untertage- und Obertagebereich, Sondenbehandlungen und Rückbauarbeiten runden unsere Geschäftsfelder ab.

G.E.O.S. Ingenieurgesellschaft

Die G.E.O.S. Ingenieurgesellschaft zeichnet sich heute durch ein breites Leistungsprofil sowie eine interdisziplinäre und teamorientierte Arbeitsweise auf qualitativ hohem Niveau aus. Der besondere Vorteil ist, dass wir auf dieser Grundlage zum Nutzen des Kunden komplexe Leistungen anbieten können. Eine enge Kooperation mit anderen Unternehmen und Hochschulen gewährleistet Effizienz und Knowhow-Zuwachs.

Cooperation Partners


EGEC, the European Geothermal Energy Council, is a non-profit international organisation founded in 1998 to promote the European geothermal industry and enable its development both in Europe and worldwide, by shaping policy, improving business condition, and driving more research and development.

Geothermie-Allianz Bayern

Die Geothermie-Allianz Bayern (GAB) adressiert Fragen aus Forschung und Praxis im Bereich der Tiefengeothermie. Am Forschungsverbund beteiligen sich die Technische Universität München (TUM), das GeoZentrum Nordbayern der Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) und die Universität Bayreuth.

Lehrstuhl für Hydrogeologie

Mit dem Lehrstuhl für Ingenieurgeologie und dem Lehrstuhl für Hydrogeologie hat die Technische Unversität München Forschungskapazitäten etabliert, die für die weitere Entwicklung der Geothermie im Molassebecken eine wichtige Rolle spielen.

Bundesverband Geothermie e.V.

Seit 1991 setzt sich der Bundesverband Geothermie e.V. mit seinen Mitgliedern aus Industrie, Wissenschaft, Planung und der Energieversorgungsbranche in der gesamten Bandbreite geothermischer Technologien ein: von der Oberflächennahen bis hin zur Tiefen Geothermie, von der Bereitstellung von Wärme und Kühlenergie bis zur Stromerzeugung.


Der Bundesverband Erdgas, Erdöl und Geoenergie e.V. (BVEG) unterstützt die Tiefe Geothermie mit Untertage-Kompetenz, die auf jahrzehntelangen Erfahrungen, Technikkompetenz und dem täglichen Umgang mit hohen Umweltstandards in der Erdgas- und Erdölproduktion sowie der Untertage-Speicherung basiert.



Registration for EGEC-GEORISK-Workshop

The registration for the EGEC-GEORISK-Workshop on October 7, 2019 from 2.00 pm to 6.00 pm is still possible via this Link.

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Bavarian politics recognises the potential of geothermal energy

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We welcome ROEMEX as Exhibitor at this year's Praxisforum Geothermie.Bayern

We are pleased to welcome the British company ROEMEX as an exhibitor at this year's Praxisforum!

Established in 1984, ROEMEX is a privately owned international oilfield service company...

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Media Partner


GDMB Verlag GmbH

Die GDMB Verlag GmbH, als Tochter des GDMB e.V., veröffentlicht Zeitschriften und Bücher zu den Themen Rohstoffe, Georessourcen, Nichteisen-Metallurgie, Recycling und Umwelttechnik. Als Dienstleister organisiert der Verlag Ausstellungen und Tagungen.


The bbr is a technical-scientific professional magazine about all questions related to the water exploitation and treatment as well as the fluid independant cut-and-cover line construction. The magazine focusses well construction, geothermal energy, drilling technology, pipeline construction, canalization and cable underground construction.

gwf-Wasser | Abwasser

gwf-Wasser | Abwasser is the leading technical-scientific learned journal of the economy of water quality and quantity, hydrogeological basics about water resource management, the water exploitation, storage and distribution as well as the waste water collection and discharge.



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Energiekommune ist ein Infodienst für all jene, die sich in den Kommunen und Gemeinden für die Energiewende einsetzen. Sie erscheint 14tägig in einer gedruckten und einer Online-Version und bringt im Netzwerk Energiekommune lokale Organisationen und Initiativen zusammen.

Stadt + Werk

Die Fachzeitschrift stadt + werk informiert über die Herausforderungen und Praxiserfahrungen beim Umbau der Energiewirtschaft.



EuroHeat&Power ist das europäische Fachmedium für die Entscheidungsträger aus Kraft-Wärme-Kopplung, Nah-/Fernwärme und Contracting.



netzpraxis ist das spartenübergreifende Magazin für Planung, Bau, Betrieb und Service von Versorgungsnetzen – mit Sonderteil SONNE WIND&WÄRME.


ThinkGeoEnergy, is a geothermal focused advisory firm working for corporate clients on strategic, marketing and corporate finance related activities.

The firm operates the leading geothermal news website and network, covering the complete value chain of the geothermal power sector and industrial scale direct use sector globally.

Informationsportal Tiefe Geothermie

The Informationsportal Tiefe Geothermie is the content strongest and most actual news plattform about deep geothermal energy in the German speaking area. The website offers in addition to the news a monthly newsletter and an extensive mercantile directory related to the news and German geothermal projects.


JeotermalHaberler is the new geothermal news platform for the Turkish market in Turkish language. The is a collaboration between ThinkGeoEnergy, the leading global geothermal news platform and Enerchange. Website:


Einzige deutschsprachige technisch/wissenschaftliche Fachzeitschrift auf dem Gebiet der Gewinnung, Verarbeitung und Anwendung von Erdgas und Erdöl, Petrochemie, Tiefen-Geothermie und Kohlen-/Biomasseveredlung

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Haus der Bayerischen Wirtschaft
Max-Joseph-Straße 5
80333 München

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