Tuesday, November 15, 2016

USA: GTO Launches $4 Million Geothermal Deep Direct-Use Feasibility Studies

Deep Direct-Use Feasibility Studies - Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Number: DE-FOA-0001601 (EERE/GTO)

The Department of Energy announces the release of a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) entitled “Geothermal Deep Direct-Use Feasibility Studies.” The Geothermal Technologies Office will fund up to $4 million to conduct feasibility studies of large-scale, low-temperature deep-well geothermal systems coupled with advanced direct-use applications and cascaded surface technologies whose applications will extend the reach of geothermal into geologically distinct parts of the country. These systems are referred to as Deep Direct-Use or DDU.

This FOA will solicit applications that propose projects supporting DDU feasibility studies in two Topic Areas:

  • Topic Area 1 “DDU Feasibility Studies” will focus on the initial site selection, resource assessment, and feasibility study of DDU technology(s).
  • Topic Area 2 “DDU Community of Practice Administration and Techno-Economic Validation of DDU Projects” seeks to convene and establish a DDU Community of Practice (COP).

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