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President Obama visits Geothermal Technologies Program Partner

May 2, 2011 - 1:41pm


President Obama visited ElectraTherm, a renewable energy company, at its Reno, Nevada headquarters on Thursday, April 21 for his third "Shared Responsibility and Shared Prosperity" town hall.

The company's patented "Green Machine" generates emission-free power from low- to mid-temperature waste heat. This modular system with a capacity of 30-50 kWe can be quickly and easily installed and has automated controls that reduce operations and maintenance costs. The generator was successfully tested using geothermal brine produced at Florida Canyon Mine in Nevada from 2009-2010.

A fast-growing small business, ElectraTherm has hired 12 people since the beginning of the year. The company currently has 44 employees, and expects to have 50 by year's end.

The Department of Energy's Geothermal Technologies Program awarded a grant to ElectraTherm in 2010.