Dr Jörg Baumgärtner – Special Adviser Operations
Jörg is a geophysicist by profession and took his PhD in stress measurement. He has a strong background and extensive experience in both conventional and engineered geothermal systems and their management. Jörg operates his own geothermal consulting and drilling company, BESTEC GmbH, and has completed a 4MW capacity geothermal plant at Landau in Germany for geo x GmbH. He is currently completing the development of a second geothermal plant nearby at Insheim.
He is also a member of both the Management and Supervisory boards of the Soultz Geothermal Project in Soultz-sous-Forêts in France. This project is the foremost engineered geothermal system project in Europe. He is closely involved in the management of all aspects of the project including drilling, fracture stimulation and chemical stimulation of the hot granites at depths of up to 5km.