Wednesday, May 9, 2018

USA, California: Geothermal Scientists Get Berkeley Lab Support for EGS Startup

Introducing Our Fourth Cohort of Entrepreneurial Technology Fellows (Cyclotron Road)

Jack Norbeck & Tim Latimer 
Cyclotron Road has announced the next cohort of Cyclotron Road fellows. These 13 scientists and engineers will spend the next two years embedded at Berkeley Lab, advancing their technology innovations from promising concepts to first products. While their areas of expertise range from clean power generation to electronics to material science and manufacturing, all share a common desire to apply their respective technologies toward creating positive societal impacts. Two winning scientists are from the geothermal energy sector.

Tim Latimer & Jack Norbeck, Project: Fervo Energy—Empowering geothermal energy

Fervo Energy is developing technology for power generation from enhanced geothermal systems (EGS) that can deliver electricity at a cost of 5 to 7 cents per kilowatt hour. Fervo's design incorporates proven, cost-effective technologies from other fields, such as horizontal drilling, to unlock the potential of geothermal energy.

Cyclotron Road (at Berkeley Lab) is supported by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Manufacturing Office as one of three Lab Embedded Entrepreneurship Programs, by the California Energy Commission, and by Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), along with a number of the world’s most influential corporations and philanthropies.

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