Friday, July 21, 2017

USA: DOE geothermal project aims to expand technology's reach

The Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory will partner with seven other labs and six universities on a $9 million project aimed at more efficiently developing enhanced geothermal energy systems (EGS).

Experiments will focus on understanding and modeling rock fractures, an essential element of geothermal systems, and will utilize the Sanford Underground Research Facility in South Dakota to create small-scale fracture networks below ground.

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