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January 31, 2014
Energy Department Announces $3 Million to Identify New Geothermal Resources

Play Fairway Analysis is a practice first developed in the O&G industry that uses regional and detailed geologic and geophysical data to build...

January 30, 2014
Energy Department Announces $3 Million to Identify New Geothermal Resources

The U.S. Department of Energy today announced $3 million to spur geothermal energy development using play fairway analysis. This technique...

January 30, 2014
Immediate Need for Science and Technology Policy Fellowships in the Geothermal Technologies Office
The Geothermal Technologies Office is seeking Science and Technology Policy Fellows to join the office in managing pathfinding science and engineer...
January 28, 2014
DOE Solicits Feedback on Subsurface Characterization to Commercialize Viable EGS

To better engineer commercially viable EGS technologies, the Energy Department is soliciting information to more accurately measure and quantify...

January 24, 2014
Geothermal Play Fairway Analysis

Funding: $3,000,000-$4,000,000 for Phase 1; $3,000,000-$5,000,000 for Phase 2; $3,000,000-$5,000,000 for Phase 3; (All subject to the availability...

January 24, 2014
DOE Announces Webinars on the National Geothermal Data System, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Benefits for Tribal Communities, an...

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

January 21, 2014
Energy Department Announces $3 Million to Support Clean Energy Businesses and Entrepreneurs

Funding: Total amount to be awarded $3,000,000. Average award amount between $400k-$1000K...

January 17, 2014
DOE Announces Webinars on Instrumentation for Monitoring Marine Renewable Energy Devices, Energy Efficiency in Correctional Facilities, a...

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

January 12, 2014
Federal Loan Guarantees for Advanced Fossil Energy Projects

Funding: Loan guarantee authority up to $8,000,000,000...

January 10, 2014
Geothermal Energy News
Alaska Harbors Geothermal Energy Potential

Leveraging historical investments in from Energy Department, a USGS study released yesterday estimates a potential 29 MW of geothermal energy in...

January 7, 2014
Energy Department Announces $3 Million to Support Clean Energy Businesses and Entrepreneurs

The Energy Department today announced $3 million to support clean energy business incubators.

January 3, 2014
John Fox, CEO of ElectraTherm, with Tim Reinhardt, Low-Temperature and Coproduced Technology Manager for the Department of Energy, join Joel Murphy, general manager of the Florida Canyon Mine for Jipangu International. The mine's byproduct of geothermal brine allows for an additional revenue stream from existing infrastructure.
Geothermal Brine Brings Low-Cost Power with Big Potential
Thanks to a $1 million Geothermal Technologies Office investment, heat from geothermal fluids--a byproduct of gold mining--will be generating elect...
January 2, 2014
Department of Energy Releases $8 Billion Solicitation for Advanced Fossil Energy Projects
The Energy Department published a solicitation making up to $8 billion in loan guarantee authority available to support innovative advanced fossil...
December 19, 2013
National Labs Offer 3rd Party Evaluation on Elastomers

The Geothermal Technologies Office is supporting researchers at Sandia (SNL) and Brookhaven (BNL) National Laboratories,to test elastomeric...

December 17, 2013
New Working Fluids Cut a Wider Swath of Geothermal Reserves
Scientists at the Energy Department's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) have made a commercially viable discovery: how to capture substa...
December 13, 2013
Downhole Sensor Holds Transformative Potential

Long-term operation of electronics at high temperatures remains a challenge for the geothermal sector; many downhole sensors are prone to failure...

December 11, 2013
The Geothermal Technologies Office Congratulates this Year's GEA Honors Awardees
On December 10, the Geothermal Energy Association announced its 2013 GEA Honors awards for advances and achievements in geothermal energy.
December 10, 2013
New High-Power Laser Technology
GTO partners with cutting-edge technology developers to pioneer applications that accelerate the adoption of geothermal energy.
December 9, 2013
GEA Honors Geothermal Leaders

The Geothermal Energy Association (GEA) has announced the winners for the GEA Honors, which recognize companies and individuals that have made...

December 3, 2013
The Energy Department's Sandia National Laboratory in collaboration with industry partner MagiQ developed a high-temperature wellbore deployment system to accurately locate and characterize the release of seismic energy from micro-earthquakes. This investment will enable better understanding of EGS performance in the subsurface and enhance adoption of this next-generation technology.
Seismic Monitoring a Critical Step in EGS Development

MagiQ and Sandia National Laboratory developed a high-temperature wellbore deployment system, which comprises a housing package equipped with a...

December 3, 2013
Seismic Monitoring a Critical Step in EGS Development

The ability to accurately locate and characterize the release of seismic energy, generated from micro earthquakes(MEQ) is of paramount importance...

November 6, 2013
EERE Success Story—Iowa: Geothermal System Creates Jobs, Reduces Emissions in Rural Community
EECBG grant allows city to heat downtown area using geothermal power.
October 28, 2013
Enhanced Geothermal Systems (EGS) - the Future of Geothermal Energy

While the amount of conventional hydrothermal power worldwide has reached nearly 12 gigawatts, exponentially more geothermal resources can be...

October 23, 2013
Geothermal Energy: A Glance Back and a Leap Forward
This year marks the centennial of the first commercial electricity production from geothermal resources. As geothermal technologies advance, the En...
September 4, 2013
Global Market for Geothermal Continues Upswing

The Geothermal Energy Association reported that the global geothermal market is expected to have 12,000 MW of geothermal capacity online by end of...