Sparking off research into deep geothermal energy

ETH Zurich is to receive ten million Swiss francs from the Werner Siemens Foundation to establish a chair in deep geothermal energy. This will enable ETH Zurich to fulfil its aim of launching an initiative in this promising energy technology without delay.

Deep geothermal energy is regarded as a very promising technology, as it would allow previously unused heat energy from the ground to be tapped. ETH Zurich had decided some time ago to create two chairs in deep geothermal energy underlining its desire to play an active part in shaping Switzerland