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DOE Awards More Than
$11 Million to Advance Geothermal

by Staff
Clean Edge News, July 5, 2011

U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced that eight projects in five states -- California, Connecticut, Louisiana, Texas, and Utah -- have been selected to receive up to $11.3 million to support the research and development of geothermal technologies. The projects selected will foster innovation in the technologies and methods used to generate geothermal energy. Continued advances will also help geothermal energy to play a role in achieving President Obama's goal of generating 80% of U.S. electricity from clean energy sources by 2035.

The projects aim to develop new ways of producing electricity from the Earth's heat. Selected projects will conduct feasibility studies in Phase I, including technical and economic modeling and component design for technologies that recover geothermal heat for electricity production. If selected for Phase II, projects will then validate the designs in real-world environments. The selected projects are part of the Department's comprehensive efforts to reduce the cost of geothermal energy to be competitive with conventional sources of electricity.

Selected awardees are as follows:

DOE Awards More Than $11 Million to Advance Geothermal
Clean Edge News, July 5, 2011

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