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July 29, 2014
Geothermal Energy Association Recognizes the National Geothermal Data System
The Geothermal Energy Association (GEA) announced today the winners of their 2014 GEA Honors, which recognizes companies, projects, and...
July 17, 2014
Energy Department Announces Up to $31 Million for Initial Phases of Enhanced Geothermal Systems Field Observatory

As part of the Administration’s all-of-the-above energy strategy, the Energy Department today announced up to $31 million to establish the initial...

July 17, 2014
FORGE Notice Of Intent

Open Date: 07/17/2014...

July 17, 2014
Frontier Observatory for Research in Geothermal Energy (FORGE)

Open Date: 07/17/2014 Close Date: 10/01/2014 Funding Organization: U.S. Department of Energy

July 17, 2014
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Q&A: FORGE-ing Ahead to Clean, Low-Cost Geothermal Energy

Learn about the Frontier Observatory for Research in Geothermal Energy (FORGE), which will enable scientists and engineers to develop and test new...

July 9, 2014
NREL Releases Report on Policy Options to Advance Geothermal Exploration
A new DOE report, published by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, highlights findings from a review of five policy mechanisms that have been...
July 2, 2014
Energy Department Announces First-of-its-Kind, High-Temperature, Downhole Rechargeable Energy Storage Device

The Energy Department today announced commercialization of a rechargeable energy storage device capable of operating in the extreme temperatures...

June 3, 2014
Colorado Takes Steps to Expand Geothermal Development

Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper signed a geothermal bond bill May 30, providing $1.98 million in state funding and matching the Energy...

May 28, 2014
Energy Department Announces National Geothermal Data System to Accelerate Geothermal Energy Development

The National Geothermal Data System is online open-source platform that facilitates the discovery and use of geothermal data. It will help address...

May 28, 2014
The National Geothermal Data System deploys free, open-source online scientific information, a mammoth resource of geoscience data. In the data visualization shown here, Schlumberger utilized bottom hole temperatures from the National Geothermal Data Systems (NDGS) on-line platform to supplement subscription data temperatures used to create basin-wide 3D temperature models in Petrel Exploration and Production software | photo courtesy of Schlumberger
National Geothermal Data System Deployed to Serve Industry
This data visualization shows how industry can model geologic features from free, open-source data through the National Geothermal Data System. In ...
May 14, 2014
Grand Challenges: Request for Information on the Subsurface

Geothermal Technologies Office posted a Request for Information submitted by the Subsurface Technology and Engineering Research, Development, and...

April 24, 2014
The National Geothermal Data System is helping researchers and industry developers cultivate geothermal technology applications in energy and direct-use through an open source data tool. Here, a geothermally heated greenhouse west of Newcastle, Utah relies on natural geothermal steam. photo courtesy Robert Blackett, NREL
Pinpointing America's Geothermal Resources with Open Source Data
National Geothermal Data System addresses barriers to geothermal deployment by aggregating millions of geoscience data points and legacy geothermal...
April 23, 2014
Oregon Institute of Technology Recognized for Increasing its Use of Geothermal and Solar Energy

Today, the Department of Energy recognized the Oregon Institute of Technology (OIT) for boosting its use of clean energy at the first campus in...

March 31, 2014
Low-temp geothermal technologies are meeting a growing demand for strategic materials in clean manufacturing. Here, lithium is extracted from geothermal brines in California.
Batteries from Brine
Low-temp geothermal technologies are meeting a growing demand for strategic materials in clean manufacturing.
March 17, 2014
EERE Success Story—Iowa: West Union Green Transformation Project
The City of West Union, Iowa, installed a closed-circuit geothermal heating and cooling system designed to heat and cool 330,000 square feet of mix...
March 5, 2014
Foro Energy, Inc. partners with the United States Department of Energy to commercialize high power lasers for the oil, natural gas, geothermal, and mining industries. photo courtesy of Foro Energy
2013 Geothermal Technologies Office Peer Review Technical Report
The 2013 Geothermal Technologies Office Peer Review Report is now available for download. The report provides a summary and compilation of expert...
February 28, 2014
Energy Department Opens National Competition to Advance Awareness on Geothermal Energy
In support of President Obama's commitment to a clean energy future, the Energy Department announced today a new geothermal student competition: Ge...
February 27, 2014
DOE Announces Webinars on Adding Solar to Your Building Portfolio, How to Use DOE’s Newest Facilities, and More

EERE offers webinars to the public on a range of subjects, from adopting the latest energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies to training...

February 26, 2014
JASON Study Highlights Huge Potential for EGS
A new study commissioned by the Energy Department's Geothermal Technologies Office (GTO) highlights the vast potential for enhanced geothermal syst...
February 24, 2014
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...

February 21, 2014
Integrated Enhanced Geothermal Systems (EGS) research and development

Open Date: 02/21/2014 Close Date: 04/30/2014 Funding Organization: Department of Energy Geothermal Technologies Office Funding Number: DE-FOA-0000842

February 21, 2014
DOE Announces Notice of Intent for EGS Observatory
The Energy Department announced today its intent to issue a funding opportunity to establish a dedicated subsurface laboratory called the Frontier ...
February 14, 2014
Energy Department Announces $3 Million to Lower Cost of Geothermal Energy and Boost U.S. Supply of Critical Materials

The Energy Department today announced $3 million for research and development to help grow U.S. low-to-moderate-temperature geothermal resources...

February 7, 2014
The Energy Department's Geothermal Technologies Office Releases 2013 Annual Report

The 2013 Annual Report: featuring highlights and accomplishments in the Office's portfolio of projects is now available!

February 4, 2014
Low Temperature Geothermal Mineral Recovery Program

Funding: Total Amount to be Awarded $3,000,000, EERE anticipates making awards that range from $200,000 to $500,000....