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Institute of Geology, University of Bern

The Rock-Water Interaction research group at the University of Bern in Switzerland has been carrying out applied research in the energy and environment sector for 20 years.

It employs a wide range of scientific methods, including collecting rock and groundwater samples, observing drilling programmes and performing experiments in in-house labs and underground field labs, as well as geochemical analysis and computer simulations. Its research focuses are underground radioactive waste disposal, CO2 sequestration, the potential and implementation of geothermal projects, as well as the rehabilitation of contaminated groundwater.