We believe that disseminating progress and results is crucial to the success and impact of the DESTRESS project. Lessons learnt will be disseminated to the public. The business cases will be set out with cost and benefit estimates based on the proven changes in system performance. All the steps included in the DESTRESS approach are designed to be transferable to other sites, so that the concepts can become the basis for a standardised procedure in the development of EGS projects.



First field application of cyclic soft stimulation at the Pohang Enhanced Geothermal System site in Korea. Hofmann, H., Zimmermann, G., Farkas, M.,  Huenges, E., Zang, A., Leonhardt, M., Kwiatek, G., Martinez-Garzon, P., Bohnhoff, M., Min, K.-B., Fokker, P., Westaway, R., Bethmann, F., Meier, P., Yoon, K., Choi, J., Lee, T., Kim K.. In: Geophysical Journal International (2019).

Correction to Cyclic soft stimulation (CSS): a new fluid injection protocol and traffic light system to mitigate seismic risks of hydraulic stimulation treatments. Hofmann, H., Zimmermann, G., Zang, A., Ki-Bok, M. In: Geothermal Energy (2018).



Risk-Oriented, Bottom-Up Modeling of Building Portfolios With Faceted Taxonomies. Pittore Massimiliano, Haas Michael, Megalooikonomou Konstantinos G. In: Frontiers in Built Environment Vol. 4 (2018)

Injection-Triggered Occlusion of Flow Pathways in Geothermal Operations. Brehme, M., Regenspurg, S., Leary, P., Bulut, F., Milsch, H., Petrauskas, S., Valickas, R. & Blöcher, G. In: Geofluids. (2018)

Toward performance-driven seismic risk monitoring for geothermal platforms: development of ad hoc fragility curves. Konstantinos G. Megalooikonomos, Stefano Parolai and Massimiliano Pittore. In: Geothermal Energy (2018).

Probabilistic Focal Mechanism Estimation Based on Body‐Wave Waveforms through Source‐Scanning Algorithm. Frédérick Massin, Alison Malcolm. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America (2018)

Risk factors within techno-economic evaluation of soft-stimulation measure. Sören Reith, Dorothee Siefert, Hanna Mergner, Thomas Kölbel and Wolfram Münch (2018).

Direct Modeling of the Mechanical Strain Influence on Coda Wave Interferometry. J. Azzola, J. Schmittbuhl, D. Zigone, V. Magnenet, F. Masson, Journal of Geophysical Research (April 2018)


Hydrothermal characterization of wells GRT-1 and GRT-2 in Rittershoffen, France: Implications on the understanding of natural flow systems in the rhine graben.
C. BaujardA. GenterE. DalmaisV. MaurerR. HehnR. RosilletteJ. VidalJ. Schmittbuhl (2017).

Analysis and numerical modelling of pressure drops observed during hydraulic stimulation of GRT-1 geothermal well (Rittershoffen, France).
G. Meyer, C. Baujard, R. Hehn, A. Genter, M. McClure (2017).

Modeling the impact of temperature on the saturation state and behavior of minerals in the geothermal Soultz-sous-Forêts.
Ngo, V.V., Lucas, Y., Clement, A., Fritz, B. (2017).

On-going seismic monitoring of the Rittershoffen and the Soultz EGS projects (Alsace, France)
V. Maurer, N.Cuenot, A.Richard, M.Grunberg (2017).

Current challenges in monitoring, discrimination and management of induced seismicity related to underground industrial activities: a European perspective
F. Grigoli, S. Cesca, E. Priolo, A.P. Rinaldi, J. F. Clinton, T. A. Stabile, B. Dost, M. Garcia Fernandez, S. Wiemer and T. Dahm (2017).

Permeable fracture zones in the hard rocks of the geothermal reservoir at Rittershoffen, France
J. Vidal, A. Genter, F. Chopin (2017).

Picking vs Waveform based detection and location methods for induced seismicity monitoring
Grigoli F., Boese M, Scarabello L., Diehl T., Weber B., Weimer S., Clinton J.F (2017).

Automated seismic event location combining waveform stacking and relative location techniques
Grigoli F., Cesca, S., Massin, F., Obermann, A., Strauch, W., Clinton, J. F., Wiemer, S., (2017).

Multi-component ensemble models to forecast induced seismicity
Király-Proag, E. Gischig, V., Zechar, JD, Wiemer, S. (2017)


Pre- and post-stimulation characterization of geothermal well GRT-1, Rittershoffen, France: insights from acoustic image logs of hard fractured rock
Jeanne Vidal, Albert Genter, Jean Schmittbuhl (2016).

Temperature and hydraulic properties of the Rittershoffen EGS reservoir, France.
C. Baujard, A.Genter, E. Dalmais, V. Maurer, R. Hehn, R. Rosillette (2016).

Towards calibrating an automatic detection system to monitor microseismic activity induced by geothermal projects in the Upper Rhine Graben
Authors: Maurer, V., Grunberg, M., Cuenot, N., Richard, A. (2016).

Induced vibrations during a geothermal project and acceptability, how to avoid divorce?
 A. Richard, V. Maurer, M. Lehujeur (2016).

Natural fractures and permeability at the geothermal site Rittershoffen, France
J. Vidal, F. Chopin, A. Genter, E. Dalmais (2016).

Hydraulic stimulation or low water injection in fractured reservoir of the geothermal well GRT-1 at Rittershoffen (France)?
Vidal, J., Genter, A., Schmittbuhl, J., Baujard, C. (2016).

Tailor-made risk governance for induced seismicity of geothermal energy projects: An application to Switzerland
Evelina Trutnevyte, Stefan Wiemer (2016).

A Dynamic Organic Rankine Cycle using a Zeotropic Mixture as the Working Fluid with Composition Tuning to Match Changing Ambient Conditions
Collings, P., Yu, Z., Wang, E. (2016)

A Numerical Analysis of a Composition-Adjustable Kalina Cycle Power Plant for Power Generation from Low-Temperature Geothermal Sources.
Wang, E., Yu, Z. (2016)