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October 9, 2018
Energy Department Announces $11.4 Million for New Projects to Advance Efficient Drilling for Geothermal Energy
The projects will focus on accelerating the research and development of innovative geothermal energy technologies in America.
September 5, 2018
Energy Department Awards $4.45 Million for Geothermal Zonal Isolation Research
DOE announced $4.45 million for projects supporting early-stage research and development of tools and technologies for enhanced geothermal systems.
August 28, 2018
GTO Announces Beyond Batteries Lab Call Selections
The U.S. Department of Energy’s Geothermal Technologies Office (GTO) announced the selection of eight projects to receive up to $2.4 million in...
July 19, 2018
Energy Department Announces $3.6 Million in Machine Learning for Geothermal Energy
Funding will focus on early-stage R&D applications in machine learning.
July 6, 2018
GTO Announces Waterless Stimulation Lab Call Selections
The Department of Energy’s (DOE) Geothermal Technologies Office (GTO) announced the selection of three projects to receive up to $4.3 million in...
June 25, 2018
Energy Department Announces up to $4.45 million for Geothermal Zonal Isolation Technologies
Funding will support early-stage development of enhanced geothermal systems (EGS) tools and technologies.
June 22, 2018
Energy Department to Collaborate with New Zealand on Geothermal Energy Advancement
The goal is to establish a framework for cooperation in the development of advanced, cost-effective geothermal energy technologies.
June 14, 2018
Department of Energy Selects University of Utah Site for $140 Million Geothermal Research and Development
Utah’s proposed research site selected as a first-of-its-kind geothermal field laboratory.
April 23, 2018
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Department of Energy Announces $14.5 Million to Advance Geothermal Drilling Technologies
New projects to support accelerating the research and development of innovative geothermal energy technologies in America.
February 14, 2018
5 Things to Know About Geothermal Power
Geothermal energy can be harnessed both as a source of renewable electricity as well as directly for heating and cooling applications.
January 16, 2018
WVU Energy Institute geothermal DDU feasibility study.
Using Deep Geothermal to Heat and Cool Buildings and Reduce Energy Bills
You might not realize it, but beneath our feet lies a source of heat that can be tapped to provide heating and cooling
December 13, 2017
Identifying Opportunities to Address Barriers for Lowering the Cost and Risk of Geothermal Drilling
The Geothermal Technologies Office (GTO), within the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), invite
November 28, 2017
An abandoned mine becomes home to renewable research
An Abandoned Mine Becomes Home to Renewable Research
Scientists conduct cutting-edge renewable energy research on behalf of the Geothermal Technologies Office
October 27, 2017
FORGE in Utah: This Could Be the Place
FORGE in Utah: This Could Be the Place
Earlier this fall, the Geothermal Technologies Office (GTO) visited Milford, Utah, one of two potential sites for the innovative underground...
October 20, 2017
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DOE Announces SBIR/STTR Funding Opportunity for Subsurface R&D Technologies
The Office of Basic Energy Sciences, in collaboration with the Geothermal Technologies Office (GTO), announces a topic in the latest...
July 20, 2017
USGS research drilling. Source: Joshua Hicks, USGS
The Geothermal Technologies Office Announces Play Fairway Analysis Phase III Selections
The U.S. Department of Energy’s Geothermal Technologies Office (GTO) announced it will continue funding for 5 projects aligned with Phase III...
July 10, 2017
GTO and FE Announce Joint FY17 SubTER Lab Call Selections
The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Geothermal Technologies Office (GTO) and the Office of Fossil Energy (FE) announced the selection of 5 projects
June 30, 2017
Energy Department Announces up to $4 Million for Geothermal Deep Direct-Use Feasibility Studies
DOE announced up to $4 million in funding for six geothermal Deep Direct-Use research projects.
June 28, 2017
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In the Future, Your iPad Could Come from Geothermal: 3 Facts about Critical Materials
To improve technologies from the onset, the Geothermal Technologies Office is focusing on rare earths and critical materials recovery.
May 23, 2017
Geothermal heat pump systems allow homeowners and businesses to use the heat under their feet for cooling and heating their buildings. The Energy Department supports research to make this energy source more affordable and accessible.
EERE Success Story—Energy Department Working to Reduce Costs, Increase Use of Geothermal Heat Pumps
Geothermal heat pumps can be used to heat and cool residential, commercial, and institutional buildings, providing consumers with significant energy s
May 8, 2017
5 Common Geothermal Energy Myths Debunked

5 common myths about geothermal energy answered in less than 400 words.

April 21, 2017
Energy Department Announces New National Laboratory Collaborations with 38 Small Businesses
Program helps small businesses tap into the intellectual and technical resources they need to overcome critical technology challenges.
April 17, 2017
The photo above is a view "underground". This Real-time Four-Dimensional Subsurface Imaging Software created at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory utilizes E4D-RT to image fractures in real time. This software provides faster, more accurate interpretations of data from simulation models, and improves the cost competitiveness of EGS development.
EERE Success Story—“Seeing Underground” to Advance Geothermal Energy

Energy sources originating from beneath the Earth’s surface satisfy over 80% of total U.S. energy needs, and a key energy challenge today is to...

March 27, 2017
Cooling towers emit water vapor at the Hudson Ranch geothermal plant in California's Imperial Valley.  Hudson Ranch powers nearly 50,000 homes and businesses.  Image|EnergySource.
How California Can Expand U.S. Geothermal Energy Production

California produces more geothermal power than any other state, and alone accounts for more than 20% of total geothermal energy production...

February 23, 2017
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SubTER Lab Call

The Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s Geothermal Technologies Office (GTO) and Fossil Energy’s Carbon Capture and Storage Office (CCS) are...