The Geoscience-Lab is a joint collaboration laboratory with the KIT Institute for Applied Geoscience (KIT-AGW) and is located at KIT Campus South. It has been inaugurated in 2008. The overall philosophy of the lab is to share the whole infrastructure and instruments between EIFER and the AGW. The Lab is dedicated to geo-technologies with currently a special focus on geothermal energy.
Practical oriented questions, new ideas and innovations are the main subjects of the lab activities. Generally, the Lab is working on market oriented and applied projects and the objective is to do a successive up-scaling from laboratory scale over pilot scale to field demonstrations and applications.
The aim of the Geoscience lab is to support the development of R&D and operational projects linked to underground issues (geothermal energy, CO2 underground storage, borehole heat exchanger) as well as to develop innovative solutions for the use of geothermal energy in different fields of applications. In this perspective, the whole range of fluid, rock and material characterizations can be done.