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Meet Susan Hamm: 5 Questions with the New Geothermal Technologies Director
Dr. Susan Hamm brings with her an impressive portfolio that includes operations, budget and management, and a background in the geological sciences...
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New Drilling Technology Could Drive Advances in America’s Geothermal Energy Industry
Our Geothermal Technologies Office continues to push the envelope of what's possible in conventional drilling operations. The latest success is a technology that can drill at extremely high temperatures (~300°C) and for extended periods of time (270 h...
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This Hybrid Power Plant Combines 3 Clean Energy Sources in One
Engineers at Idaho National Lab and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory helped build the world’s first triple hybrid renewable energy plant. It combines geothermal power, solar panels and concentrating solar power into one reliable energy source.
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Winning Infographics Depict Future of Geothermal Energy
This year's Geothermal Design Challenge tasked teams of high school and university students to research, design, and promote their infographics that answer the questions: What is the future of geothermal and how will it impact you?
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R&D Investments Support New Field Tests for Extracting Heat from Underground Reservoirs
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced a new Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) for up to $14.5 million to support active field testing of enhanced geothermal systems (EGS) technologies and techniques within existing wells.
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DOE Geothermal Competitions Heat Up: New Lithium Extraction Prize and Teams Advance in Manufacturing Prize and Collegiate Competition
The Department of Energy announced the launch of the American-Made Geothermal Lithium Extraction Prize.
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Energy Department Announces Project Selections in First Phase of Cutting-Edge Enhanced Geothermal Systems Effort
Frontier Observatory for Research in Geothermal Energy could unlock access to a domestic, geographically diverse and carbon-free source of clean energy.
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Energy Department Announces $10 Million to Speed Enhanced Geothermal Systems into the Market
In support President Obama’s all-of-the-above energy strategy, the Energy Department today announced $10 million to improve subsurface characterization for enhanced geothermal systems (EGS) by developing state-of-the-art methods that quantify critica...
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