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Open Date: 07/17/2014

Close Date: 10/01/2014

Funding Organization: U.S. Department of Energy


The objective of this announcement is to establish a dedicated Enhanced Geothermal Systems (EGS) field laboratory called the Frontier Observatory for Research in Geothermal Energy (FORGE). FORGE is envisioned as a dedicated site where new technologies and techniques can be tested, with a central focus on EGS validation, optimization and replicability at scale. FORGE is a critical step towards creating a commercial pathway to EGS within an aggressive timeframe; FORGE will promote high-risk-reward science and engineering focused on addressing EGS barriers and a robust instrumentation and data collection effort that will allow the geothermal and other subsurface sectors to gain a fundamental understanding of the key mechanisms controlling thermo-mechanical-chemical-hydrologic processes at depth.

For more information, see the full solicitation.

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Last updated: 07/17/2014

Funding amounts and schedules are subject to change.