Monday, June 25, 2018

USA: Funding Available to Boost Enhanced Geothermal Systems Development

DOE Announces up to $4.45 million for Enhanced Geothermal Systems Advancements (EERE/GTO)

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced up to $4.45 million to address early-stage challenges that currently limit enhanced geothermal systems (EGS) development. The Zonal Isolation for Manmade Geothermal Reservoirs funding opportunity announcement (FOA) will fund 4-10 projects that will address technological improvements to the productivity of individual wells and EGS reservoirs.

The selected projects will aim to develop reliable zonal isolation methodologies that present low risk to wellbore integrity or the conductivity of the fractures, can withstand large pressure differentials, and can operate in high temperature, corrosive, hard rock environments for extended periods of time.

FOA applications must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. ET on July 25, 2018.

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