The U.S. Department of Energy is continuing its support of clean energy projects, this time with funding going towards eight geothermal energy projects in five states. The DOE has committed to provide up to $11.3 million in funding to these projects to support the nation’s growing clean energy economy.

The following eight projects will receive funding:

  • GeoTek Energy, LLC in Midland, Texas will receive up to $2.85 million for the Gravity Head Energy System project.
  • Gtherm, Inc in Westport, Connecticut will receive up to $200,00 for the Single Well Engineered Geothermal Systems project.
  • Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in Berkeley, California will receive up to $4.99 million for a project that will develop “new ways to produce electricity from superheated and pressurized carbon dioxide in deep geothermal formations.” Source: DOE
  • Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in Livermore, California will receive up to $874,000 for a project that will examine integrating geothermal energy production with carbon capture and storage.
  • Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge will receive up to $997,000 for the Zero Mass Withdrawal, Engineered Convection and Wellbore Energy Conversion project.
  • Physical Optics Corporation in Torrance, California will receive up to $200,000 for the Heat Extraction from Geothermal Systems project.
  • Terralog Technologies USA, Inc. in Monrovia, California will receive up to $541,000 for a project that will develop new designs for both vertical and horizontal wells.
  • The University of Utah in Salt Lake City will receive up to $671,000 for the Novel Developmental of Geothermal Systems project.
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