Valentin Goldberg, M. Sc.

Valentin Goldberg, M. Sc.

  • Adenauerring 20b
    76131 Karlsruhe


Research topics: 

  • Economic use of geothermal brines
  • Geochemical exploration
  • Geochemical modeling
  • Geochemistry


  • BrineMine - Extraction of raw materials and drinking water from geothermal springs in Chile


  • Organization and execution of a geochemical field campaign
  • Development of a prototype for brine treatment
  • Project management BrineMine


  • Applied Geothermics

Supervision of student theses:

  • Master thesis L. Spitzmüller (2020) - Awarded with the Christian-Hecht-Preis 2020


Since 2019 Research Associate
2018 - 2019 Intern/Trainee at EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg AG
2016 - 2019 M. Sc. Applied Geosciences (KIT)
2012 - 2016 Trainee/Content Manager at SchulLV GmbH
2012 - 2016 B. Sc. Applied Geosciences (KIT)

Profile links:


  • Graduate School for Climate and Environment (GRACE)
  • Institute of Eco-Industrial Development (IECO)
  • Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE)

Referenced publications

Selective Silica Removal in Geothermal Fluids : Implications for Applications for Geothermal Power Plant Operation and Mineral Extraction.
Spitzmüller, L.; Goldberg, V.; Held, S.; Grimmer, J. C.; Winter, D.; Genovese, M.; Koschikowski, J.; Kohl, T.
2021. Geothermics, 95, Art.-Nr. 102141. doi:10.1016/j.geothermics.2021.102141
The potential of raw material extraction from thermal brines – Successful milestones of the BrineMine project.
Goldberg, V.; Winter, D.; Nitschke, F.; Rath, M.; Held, S.; Spitzmüller, L.; Budach, I.; Pavez, M.; Morata, D.; Koschikowski, J.; Kohl, T.
2021. Oil gas, (01), 26–33. doi:10.19225/210306

Conference contributions

Entwicklung einer Aufbereitungsstrategie zur kombinierten Rohstoff- und Frischwassergewinnung aus geothermalen Fluiden.
Goldberg, V.; Winter, D.; Nitschke, F.; Morata, D.; Koschikowski, J.; Kohl, T.
2021, December 1. Der Geothermiekongress (DGK 2021), Essen, Germany, November 30–December 2, 2021
Development of a fluid treatment strategy to enable combined raw material and freshwater recovery from geothermal fluids.
Goldberg, V.; Winter, D.; Nitschke, F.; Morata, D.; Koschikowski, J.; Kohl, T.
2021, September 20. GeoKarlsruhe (DGGV 2021), Karlsruhe, Germany, September 19–24, 2021
Development of a brine treatment strategy for enhancing geothermal energy production and associated raw material extraction.
Goldberg, V.; Winter, D.; Nitschke, F.; Morata, D.; Koschikowski, J.; Kohl, T.
2021, July 9. Goldschmidt (2021), Online, July 4–9, 2021
Nachhaltige Rohstoffgewinnung aus Thermalwässern: das BrineMine Projekt.
Goldberg, V.; Held, S.; Winter, D.; Spitzmüller, L.; Nitschke, F.; Morata, D.; Kohl, T.; Budach, I.; Koschikowski, J.
2020, November 12. Der digital Geothermiekongress (DGK 2020), Essen, Germany, November 9–13, 2020
Numerical modeling of thermal front propagation caused by fluid injection in a fractured reservoir for forecasting thermal-induced seismicity.
Goldberg, V.; Held, S.; Egert, R.; Kohl, T.
2019, October. 7th European Geothermal Workshop (EGW 2019), Karlsruhe, Germany, October 9–10, 2019
Calculation of CO2 solubility in thermal waters in the context of geothermal utilization.
Goldberg, V.; Held, S.; Nitschke, F.; Siefert, D.; Kölbel, T.; Kohl, T.
2018, November. Student Technical Conference (STC 2018), Freiberg, Germany, November 8–9, 2018