The Munich School of Engineering (MSE) of the TUM and the Geothermal-Alliance Bavaria (GAB), together with the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and TUM CREATE , were awarded the contract for the implementation of the project “Geothermal-driven technologies for passive enabling of urban sustainability solutions”. We look forward to the joint research and cooperation.
Background : Singapore is a small but densely populated city-state that is said to have excellent geological conditions with high underground heat flows. This would make it a prime location for geothermal energy use. The project aims to empirically confirm Singapore’s geothermal potential by drilling some shallow wells and a few deep wells. Aimed outcomes include developing a better understanding of Singapore’s geology and enabling assessment of underground geothermal resources. New technologies should therefore be investigated in the areas of drilling technology, heat use and conversion, such as power generation, cooling generation or drinking water production.
The MSE and the joint research project GAB will provide crucial insights into the use of geothermal systems in densely populated urban areas. As part of their previous research, they were able to gain extensive experience in dealing with energy systems, especially ORC, heat pumps and cooling systems, which should come into play in the collaborative project.