The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Geothermal Technologies Office (GTO) publishes articles, blogs, stories, highlights, news, and technical reports regularly. Please check back often to receive the latest information on GTO.

February 15, 2024

U.S. Department of Energy Announces Winners of 2023 Geothermal Collegiate Competition

DOE announced the winners of the 2023 Geothermal Collegiate Competition, an annual challenge that offers college students experience in the renewable energy industry and the chance to win cash prizes for developing real-world geothermal solutions

February 13, 2024

Biden- Harris Administration Invests $60 Million to Expand Clean, Renewable Geothermal Energy

President Biden’s Investing in America Agenda Will Fund Three Projects to Scale Enhanced Geothermal Systems, Which Have Potential to Deliver Renewable Geothermal Energy to Power the Equivalent of 65 Million U.S. Homes

February 1, 2024

Celebrating Another Breakthrough in Domestic Lithium Production

A new facility by California’s Salton Sea will harvest lithium from geothermal brines.

January 30, 2024

U.S. Department of Energy Announces $31 Million to Improve Enhanced Geothermal Systems and Advance Thermal Energy Storage

On January 30, 2024, DOE's Geothermal Technologies Office (GTO) announced a funding opportunity of up to $31 million for projects that either support EGS wellbore tools or support use of low-temperature geothermal heat for industrial processes.

January 18, 2024

Small Business with a Great Geothermal Idea? Check out SBIR’s New Funding Opportunity!

DOE's Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Programs have released the Phase I Release 2 Funding Opportunity Announcement, with funding for projects in advanced data collection for geothermal applications.

December 14, 2023

Five Tips for Building a Career in Geothermal Energy

The first cohort of students in the NSF-DOE Geothermal INTERN opportunity have big hopes for the clean energy future and their roles in achieving it. Find out what advice they have for pursuing careers in renewable energy fields.

December 6, 2023

U.S. Department of Energy Analysis Highlights Geothermal Heat Pumps as a Pathway to a Decarbonized Energy Future

Analysis shows geothermal heat pumps can decarbonize buildings and the grid, while reducing grid transmission needs and saving energy

November 28, 2023

U.S. Department of Energy Analysis Confirms California’s Salton Sea Region to Be a Rich Domestic Lithium Resource

Analysis concludes the California’s Salton Sea Region could meet the nation’s need for lithium through extraction from geothermal brines using innovative technologies in development

November 14, 2023

U.S. Department of Energy Announces 13 Projects to Receive up to $44 Million for Innovations in Enhanced Geothermal Systems

Funding Will Help Advance Geothermal Deployment Nationwide and Tap into Geothermal Energy’s Potential to Provide 90 GWe of Clean, Reliable Power

November 9, 2023

NSF-DOE Geothermal INTERN Opportunity Supports Growth of Geothermal Energy Workforce

Next Round of DOE and National Science Foundation collaboration serves graduate students in STEM and advances geothermal energy goals