Monday, April 17, 2017

Science & Technology: DOE Funded Project Helping to Survey Geothermal Reservoirs

EERE Success Story—“Seeing Underground” to Advance Geothermal Energy (EERE)

Energy sources originating from beneath the Earth’s surface satisfy over 80% of total U.S. energy needs, and a key energy challenge today is to ensure safe, sustainable, and affordable availability of these natural resources in the subsurface. A key issue, however, is being able to “see” what is in the subsurface.

The Department of Energy (DOE) is busy at work funding R&D to advance technologies that allow access to this reliable, secure energy source under the SubTER crosscut - a DOE initiative that unites five key DOE agencies in a collaborative effort to ultimately improve our nation’s energy security and availability.

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