Praxisforum Geothermie.Bayern 2018

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In the South of Bavaria exists worldwide unique conditions for geothermal low-enthalpy energy production. More than 20 projects are already operating, furhter are under construction and in planning. The Praxisforum Geothermie.Bayern from October 16 to 17, 2018 offers the possibility to profit from the experiences and the know-how of the local actors and build up useful contacts. In the heart of Bavaria - in the center of Germany's 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 benefirts of the event ist the independent program management with several invited speakers in step with actual practice related to the topics in focus. In additions 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.

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As an active player in the energy transition, Storengy store natural gas for 60 years. He is the partner to develop innovative solutions as geothermal energy (heat and/or cold generation, electricity generation and shallow – heat and/or cold generation and storage) and offers production and storage of low-carbon energy.




Parallel to Workshop "Operation of Geothermal Plants": The event discusses technical and commercial future models based on extensive practical experience from various projects in Central Europe. The aim of thies Workshop is to develop synergies and a perspective for the development of heat with deep geothermal energy in Central Europe. The Europen Heat Summit is organized in closed cooperation with the EGEC. 


Dr. Jochen Schneider
Enerchange GmbH & Co. KG

Integration of geothermal energy in the Geneva area

Loïc Quiquerez
Services Industriels de Genève

Overview on district heating systems in Turkey

Ökem Çelem
JKBB Jeotermal Kaynakli Belediyeler Birliği

Developing a district heating system in Alaşehir, Turkey

Cannur Bozkurt
Armoni Danışmanlık

Parallel to Workshop "Operation of Geothermal Plants": The event discusses technical and commercial future models based on extensive practical experience from various projects in Central Europe. The aim of thies Workshop is to develop synergies and a perspective for the development of heat with deep geothermal energy in Central Europe. The Europen Heat Summit is organized in closed cooperation with the EGEC.


Philippe Dumas
EGEC European Geothermal Energy Council

Deepening the knowledge to serve geothermal district heating in Bordeaux

Fabiana Limongi

Renewable District Heating for Munich – From Vision to Realization

Christine Cröniger
Stadtwerke München GmbH

Innovative geothermal heat exploration in Europe: The Balmatt project in Belgium

Ben Laenen

Parallel to the European Heat Summit: The workshop focuses on experiences and challenges with feed pumps - 2.30pm - 4.00pm - and precipitations (scaling) - 4.30pm - 6.00pm - in thermal water operation of geothermal projects in the Bavarian Molasse Basin. Possible solutions will be discussed and an outlook on innovations and improvements of individual material components will be given.


Dr. Hartwig Schröder
enpros consulting GmbH

Overview of the use of geothermal feed pumps in the Bavarian Molasse Basin (TBF)

Andreas Lederle
Erdwärme Gründwald GmbH

Development of a rig for geothermal pump replacement

Franz Barenth
Stadtwerke München GmbH

Evaluation of scaling at vertical centrifugal pumps and its influence on power and heat production in geothermal plants

Matthäus Irl
Technische Universität München Lehrstuhl für Energiesysteme


Dr. Jochen Schneider
Enerchange GmbH & Co. KG

Water management guidelines to improve reliability of operation by the use of water employment under the German Water Act

Johannes Schneider
Bayerisches Landesamt für Umwelt

CO2 injection test to prevent precipitation in the upper thermal water system

Felix Borchert
Geothermische Kraftwerksgesellschaft Traunreut

Inhibitor long-term tests - first results

Dr. Florian Eichinger
Hydroisotop GmbH

Simultaneous translation German/English.   The opening ceremony is followed by three keynote held in the plenum. The first session of the day will be closed by a "Speed Dating Event" that offers exhibitors the opportnunity to present their company concisely within 90 seconds. 

European Geothermal Vision for Heat Generation

Philippe Dumas
EGEC European Geothermal Energy Council

Environmentally friendly geothermal energy in the low-carbon energy system

Christiane Lohse

Implementation of the Impact Area of the Mining-Law for the Drilling Wells - Concepts and First Experiences

Rainer Zimmer
Bayerisches Staatsministerium für Wirtschaft, Energie und Technologie

Simultaneous translation German/English (parallel to Forums II and III)The forum presents the latest project developments, exploration strategies, and lessons learnt and wants to stimulate discussion and exchange of experience.


Wolfgang Geisinger
Geothermie Unterhaching Produktions-GmbH & Co. KG

3D Seismic in the Isar Valley

Dr. Ralph Baasch
IEP Pullach

Geothermal district heating for the municipalities Gauting and Gilching at the location ASTO ECOPARK Gauting

Ulrich Steiner
Heizwerk Management GmbH

Geothermal Project Weilheim - a sucessful but not exploitable well

Winfried Büchl
Erdwärme Bayern GmbH & Co. KG

Exploration in the Project Bruck / Garching (Alz)

Oliver Friedlaender
Silenos Energy GmbH

Official Language: German (parallel to Forums I and III) Running heat networks efficiently and economically is a challenge. The technical progress of the last few years makes it now possible to expand heating grids over a large area without appreciable heat losses. Forum II aims to highlight success factors that enable economical and efficient operation of heat networks for municipalities and network operators.


Helmut Mangold
IEP - Innovative Energie für Pullach GmbH

Effizienter Fernwärmenetzbetrieb aus einem Guss: Tiefengeothermie in Kombination mit EEG- und KWK-Stromerzeugungsanlagen

Andreas Lederle
Erdwärme Gründwald GmbH

Wärmewende in Unterföhring: Anlageneffizienz nach Verdopplung

Peter Lohr
GEOVOL Unterföhring GmbH

Kostenreduktion von Wärmenetzen

Harald Rapp
AGFW | Der Energieeffizienzverband für Wärme, Kälte und KWK e. V.

Erfolgsgeschichte Geothermie Erding

Markus Wolf
STEAG New Energies GmbH

Official Language: German (parallel to Forums I and III)Focus will be set on the latest research developments and engineering aspects of geothermal power and heating plants.


Ferdinand Flechtner
Geothermie-Allianz Bayern / Technische Universität München

Modern Working Media in ORC Plants and Their Compatibility with Construction Materials

Sebastian Eyerer, M. Sc.
Technische Universität München - Lehrstuhl für Energiesysteme

Development of Load Profiles for Geothermal Heat Networks for Evaluating Combined Heat-Power-Cogeneration

Tim Eller, M.Sc.
Universität Bayreuth, Lehrstuhl für Technische Thermodynamik und Transportprozesse (LTTT), Zentrum für Energietechnik (ZET)

Hybrid Storage Integration for the Optimization of Deep Geothermal Heating Plants

Dr.-Ing. Christian Bichler
KESS GmbH Kreative Energietechnik Stefan Schubert GmbH

Selected R&D results in the last 4 decades and technological excellence for operational plants in Germany

Andrea Duvia
Turboden S.p.A.

For the first time, the Praxisforum Geothermie.Bayern wants to award several prizes this year. The best applied junior scientific work for geothermal energy in the Bavarian Molasse basin is to be awarded. Further prizes will be awarded to the "Operator of the Year" in A) Electricity Sector and B) Heat Sector.


Dr. Sabine Volland
Enerchange GmbH & Co. KG

Bavarian Geothermal Energy Award 2017

Laudation: Jörg Uhde, Pfalzwerke geofuture


Laudation: Dr. Jochen Schneider, Enerchange GmbH & Co. KG

Simultaneous translation German/English (parallel to Forums V and Round Table) Dredging of wells for thermal water production, especially with regard to integrity and long-term stability, requires high standards, some of which can be taken over from the oil and gas industry. Forum V discusses the integrity of the wells and the current and required quality management in well development.


Achim Fischer-Erdsiek
Nordwest Assekuranz GmbH

Well Integrity - layout, construction, operation, fillling

Burkhard Grundmeier
BVEG Bundesverband Erdgas, Erdöl und Geoenergie e.V.

Well Integrity - Requirements for geothermal wells throughout all life-time cycles

Benedikt Bindl
RAG Energy Drilling GmbH

Engineered Tubular Solutions: Geothermal Wells

Oliver Paulussen

Innovative Systems for Cementing Thermal and Geothermal Wells

Dr. Nils Recalde-Lummer
Fangmann Energy Services GmbH & Co. KG

Fiber Optic Technology in Modern Well Operation

Dr. Kai Zosseder
Technische Universität München, Lehrstuhl für Hydrogeologie

Seeing forms knowledge - 60 arm multifinger measurements in combination with a downhole camera inspection in one test run

Thomas Trätzl
BRG Brunnen-Regenerierungs und Brunnenprüfdienst GmbH

Simultaneous translation German/English (parallel to Forum V and Round Table) The Upper Jurassic thermal water reservoir in the Bavarian Molasse basin still raises questions about the connection between the individual developments. The latest findings from operations and research are the subject of Forum IV.


Dr. Jochen Schneider

Hydrochemical and isotope reservoir characterization of the Bavarian Molasse Basin - findings from the IsoMol research project

Florian Heine, M. Sc.
Technische Universität München, Lehrstuhl für Hydrogeologie

Dating of deep thermal water in the Upper Jurassic of the Bavarian Molasse basin - new findings from Krypton isotope determination

Michael Heidinger, Dipl.-Geol.
Hydroisotop GmbH

Geomechanical Investigations of Fault Zones in the Vicinity of Geothermal Plants in the Bavarian Molasse Basin

Robin Seithel, M. Sc.
KIT, Institut für Angewandte Geowissenschaften, Abteilung Geothermie

Microfacial description of the Upper Jurassic transition facies in the Alpine foreland

Elena Mraz, M. Sc.
TU München, Lehrstuhl für Ingenieurgeologie, Arbeitsgruppe Geothermie

Facies variations in the submolasse Jura of Bavaria and its value for geothermal energy production

PD Dr. Torsten Steiger
Geotec Consult, Ingenieurbüro Uhlig + Partner

Official language: English - no translation provided (parallel to Forums IV and V) The discussion forum on investments in deep geothermal projects in the Bavarian Molasse basin is a platform for a fruitful dialogue between local representatives and business representatives on project development, experiences, incentives and risk minimization.

Kathrin Schulz
Storengy Deutschland GmbH

Christopher Engman

Jorma Alanne
Taaleri Plc.

Dr. Hartwig Schröder
enpros consulting GmbH

In the evening of the congress day, participants of the Praxisforum Geothermie.Bayern are invited to the Praxisforum Lounge to finish the event in a cozy atmosphere with informal talks, finger food, beer and wine. 

The GeoTHOUR field trip lead to two geothermal heating and power plants located in the greater Munich area in the Bavarian Molasse Basin that use hot geothermal sources for eco-friendly energy supply.

Media and 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.


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.

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.

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.

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.


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.


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:

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.


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.


Hartmann Valves

Hartmann Valves GmbH is a worldwide recognized system supplier of ball valves and well completion. Specialised on the development, construction and fabrication of flanges and conveying systems for geothermal energy production Hartmann Valves is involved in several national and international projects.

DMT GmbH & Co. KG

The DMT GmbH & Co. KG, a German engineering and consulting company is specialised on siesmic investigations in the framework of geothermal projects.


MICON-Drilling is a worldwide operating company, specialised on the distribution and  renting drilling technological equipment. MICON-Drilling GmbH possesses of decades of experiences within this field and is characterized by high quality approach.  The portfolio comprises among others MWD, drilling motors, stabilizors, core pipes, raise bore equipment, core pipe bits and boring tools. MICON-Drilling offers different services like directional and veritcal drilling.


The service company netCADService offers the software flexRM an allround solution for the data management in different areas: flexRMenergy helps you to manage your geothermal project effectively - flexRMservice allows to organize maintenance operations in the building technology and system engineering efficierntly.

Fangmann Energy Services

Fangmann Energy Services provides profound expertise in stimulation, cementing and downhole tools. Here, flexibility, reliability, and innovation are our trade mark. Our deep knowledge is based upon countless successful applications in geothermal wells. This makes us to your competent partner for your projects – today and in future.

Turboden S.p.A.

Turboden ist das führende europäische Unternehmen in der Entwicklung und dem Bau von ORC (Organic Rankine Cycle) Turbogeneratoren. Diese hochmoderne Technologie erzeugt Wärme und Strom von erneuerbaren Quellen und wird zur Wärmerückgewinnung in industriellen Prozessen genutzt. Die ORC-Anlagen von Turboden haben eine Leistung von bis zu 15 MW elektrischer Energie pro Einheit.

Mit der Verknüpfung mehrerer Einheiten können auch größere Anlagen gebaut werden.

MB Well Services

The MB Well Services GmbH is the Corporate Merger of the two former operative companies Erdöl-Erdgas Workover GmbH and Koller Workover & Drilling GmbH, which both are active in the fields of drilling, completion and workover of deep wells since decades. MB Well Services is your certified partner for drilling and workover services in the E&P industry, geothermal and salt production.

enpros consulting

enpros is a manufacturer and distributor independant planning and consulting company with more than ten years of experiences in the new development and reconstruction of conventional and renewable powere plants. In the last years the enpros developed especially in geothermal energy to well known company. enpros plans for private and public utilities, municipalities, distributors as well as investors and advises their clients within the construction, operation and maintanance of their porwer plants.

Daldrup & Söhne

Als führender Bohrspezialist und Marktführer im Bereich geothermischer Tiefbohrungen verfügt die Daldrup & Söhne AG über höchste bohrtechnische Kompetenz. Mit unserem Gerätepark können wir über die innovative Technologie auch komplizierte Bohrungen erfolgreich abteufen. Unser Motto ist hierbei Programm: „alternatief – regeneratief – innovatief“

Orcan Energy AG

Orcan Energy`s second-generation ORC solutions take waste heat from various processes and applications and turn it into clean electricity that can be used right away. Without any extra investment or extra work. Now.



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Christian-Hecht-Preis will be awarded for the first time

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Praxisforum-Geothermie-Nachwuchspreis 2018

With the "Praxisforum Geothermie Nachwuchspreis 2018" (Geothermal Scientist Award 2018), Enerchange the organiser of the Praxisforum Geothermie.Bayern wants to award young scientists for...

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Investors in Discussion
Exhibition of PFB 2017
Forum I: Net Integration
GAB Wissenschaftsforum
Michael Drews in Forum V
Round Table Invest Geothermal
Forum IV: Challenges of Geothermal Plants in Operation
PFB Lounge

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

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