October 20, 2008
DOE awards $43m for geothermal
The US Department of Energy has awarded
up to $43.1 million to 21 groups for improving geothermal energy systems.
The awards, given to groups of universities, companies and
government entities, are part of the $90 million the department has
allocated for geothermal research and development over the next four
years (see DOE
lines up $90m for geothermal research).
Seventeen of the awards are for research and development covering
reservoir creation, management and use at temperatures up to 300°
Celsius and depths to 10,000 meters. The other four awards are for
demonstrating ways to improve existing geothermal installations.
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