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Evaluating the technical and economic feasibility of energy tunnels

— In a recent work, researchers from the Laboratory of Soil Mechanics (LMS) propose a new methodology for the evaluation of the technical and economic feasibility of heat exchanging tunnels.

Harnessing the heating potential of metros

— The RTS interviewed Margaux Peltier, scientific assistant at the LMS, during their broadcast “CQFD” in order to talk about the geothermal potential of the future m3 metro line of Lausanne.

Engineering heat out of metro tunnels

— Researchers at EPFL have precisely quantified convection heat transfer in rail tunnels. Using the new model, they estimated how much energy Lausanne could save by fitting the future M3 metro line with a geothermal heat-recovery system, in what would be a world first.

MeduSoil awarded the EPFL Innogrant

— Dr. Dimitrios Terzis completes a successful EPFL Innogrant and secures 600 kCHF to grow EPFL’s spin-off, MeduSoil.

Geomechanics for Energy and the Environment's journal growth

— The 2018 Citescores have just been released and the journal, “Geomechanics for Energy and the Environment” has achieved a high Citescore of 2.52.

Energy performance of a Swiss thermo-active underground train station

— The Laboratory of Soil Mechanics (LMS) of EPFL is leading the energy performance evaluation of the first energy underground train station in Switzerland. This project has been developed in the context of the CEVA project in Geneva. The project is being developed for the Services Industriels de Genève (SIG) in collaboration with BG Ingénieurs Conseils.

Geo engineering: Prometheus' Promise

— Prof. Lyesse Laloui talks about CO2 sequestration during an RTS broadcast entitled “Prise de Terre”. The latter focuses on major ecological and environmental issues of our planet, tackling their scientific, economic, social and cultural aspects.

Upcoming keynote lectures of Prof. Laloui

— Prof. Laloui is invited to deliver keynote talks at the following coming international events:

Pitch Your Impact: energy and collaborative research come out on top

— Civil engineer Margaux Peltier and architect Shin Koseki won the audience award and jury award, respectively, at this year’s Pitch Your Impact contest held by ENAC.

Keynote lecture by Prof. Laloui at Decovalex Symposium 2019

— Prof. Lyesse Laloui’s keynote lecture is entitled “Subsurface Energy Applications and the Importance of Coupled Processes in Shales”, and will be delivered at the Decovalex scientific symposium on Coupled Processes in Radioactive Waste Disposal and Subsurface Engineering Applications, taking place on the 4th and 5th of November 2019 in Brugg, AG, Switzerland.

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