Eavor secures permit extension for Hannover geothermal plans

Eavor secures permit extension for Hannover geothermal plans Eavor Technologies pilot project in Alberta, Canada (source: company)
Alexander Richter 9 Aug 2022

Canadian-German geothermal company Eavor has received an extension of an adapted geothermal exploration permit near Hanover, Lower Saxony in Germany.

The State Office for Mining, Energy and Geology (LBEG) in the German State of Lower Saxony has extended the license granted to Eavor GmbH for commercial exploration of geothermal energy in the Hanover area by six months for the time being. The permit field is now called “Kleefeld I” and, at a good 48 square kilometers, is not quite half the size of the original 99 square kilometer Kleefeld permit field.

The newly tailored Kleefeld I permit field (red border) no longer includes the Hanoverian districts between Linden and Anderten.

The Kleefeld I field, which has been redefined based on the knowledge gained by the company so far, stretches in an L-shape over parts of the urban area of ??Hanover from Langenhagen to Mitte and further in a narrow strip in the direction of Misburg. The permit initially runs until January 31, 2023.

With the permit, the company Eavor, based in Düsseldorf, has the sole right to seek out geothermal energy in the specified area. This does not involve any technical measures that have to be applied for in separate operating plans. The LBEG has informed the region and the state capital of Hanover as well as the cities of Langenhagen and Lehrte about the extension of the permit.

Source: LBEG Niedersachsen