Tuesday, March 8, 2016

USA: Subsurface Technology and Engineering RD&D Crosscut Will Boost Geothermal Energy

Energy Under Our Feet: SubTER Initiative Taps into Geothermal’s Potential (EERE/GTO)

Beneath the surface of the Earth, there lies the potential to satisfy more than four-fifths of our nation’s energy needs. How do we optimize how we manage and invest this vast energy resource?

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has formed a first-of-its-kind team: it’s called the Subsurface Technology and Engineering RD&D initiative or SubTER. SubTER aims to improve energy security, environmental protection, and economic and social benefits by addressing issues including: increasing U.S. electricity production from geothermal reservoirs; safe storage of carbon dioxide (CO2) to meet greenhouse gas emissions reductions targets; and drinking water protection.

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