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Vulcan: Second participation workshop in Mannheim

Vulcan Energie Ressourcen GmbH, headquartered in Karlsruhe, provided information on the results of the 3D seismic survey to date at a second participation workshop in Mannheim. The seismic in Mannheim was successfully completed in spring 2023. The workshop is intended to promote a transparent exchange between Vulcan and municipalities, associations, authorities and other stakeholders. As part of the workshop, the company informed around 40 participants about the results of the research to date. In various presentations, Vulcan reported on how the data was evaluated and how the location search can be derived from this. Based on this, the current project status and the further procedure, which includes the search for a location, were discussed. The possibilities of deep geothermal energy for municipal heating planning and CO2-neutral lithium extraction in the Upper Rhine Graben and possible timetables were also discussed. The information section was followed by a lively and interested exchange with the participants. Representatives of the affected municipalities, associations, authorities, companies and other stakeholders were given an insight into the progress of the project and were able to put their questions directly to the experts. The results of the data analysis so far promise a very large underground potential in the Mannheim area, more than previously expected, and further information and dialog events are planned. After all, the Vulcan project represents an important milestone on the road to climate neutrality in this region. A 3D seismic is a geological exploration. It is used by the company, which specializes in geothermal projects, to create a 3D model of the subsurface. The company is currently planning several geothermal projects in the Upper Rhine Graben region. With the help of geothermal energy, Vulcan will generate price-stable, safe and green energy for the citizens of the region and extract CO2-neutral lithium from the thermal water of the Upper Rhine Graben. The data collected during the seismic forms the basis for the projects in Mannheim.