Complex geological processes on Earth form geo-resources. These comprise metals, aggregates, industrial minerals, hydrocarbons, water and soil. Research on these geo-resources is organized in different research groups of the KIT Climate and Environment Center. Raw materials mined or won from these geo-resources represent the basis for our economy. Responsible use of these raw materials creates prosperty, work and a world worth living in. Our research is focused at developing solutions for the societal challenges related to the responsible use of geo-resources in order to use them responsibly for future generations to cover their demand. The research is organized in the various institutes and the THINKTANK „Industrial Resource Strategies“.

Prof. Dr. Christoph Hilgers
Scientific Spokesperson

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KIT - Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

Institute of Applied Geosciences -
Structural Geology & Tectonics