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Stanford geothermal workshop
Journalists are invited to attend the 40th anniversary of the Stanford Geothermal Workshop, one of the world's longest-running meetings on the topic of geothermal energy. (2015-01-16)
DOE to announce plans for geothermal R&D at Stanford Geothermal Workshop
Jay Nathwani, acting director of the US Deptartment of Energy's Geothermal Technologies Office, will discuss the DOE's plans to accelerate the development of geothermal energy at the 40th annual Stanford Geothermal Workshop on Jan 26. (2015-01-22)
National Geothermal Institute established at University of Nevada, Reno
The US Department of Energy has awarded the University of Nevada, Reno a $1.2 million grant to develop and operate the National Geothermal Institute, a consortium of top geothermal schools, including the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cornell University, Stanford University, the Oregon Institute of Technology and the University of Utah. (2010-05-19)
SMU geothermal conference
SMU's Geothermal Lab will host a two-day conference explaining how to produce geothermal energy from the nuisance waste water produced by most oil and gas wells. (2009-10-27)
Geologist troubleshoots silica problem at geothermal plants
In the debate over alternative energy resources, geothermal technology has received scant media attention. (2007-03-13)
SMU Geothermal Lab awarded $5.25 million DOE grant
SMU's DOE grant to provide content for the National Geothermal Database is part of the $338 million Recovery Act funding package announced by Energy Secretary Steven Chu. (2009-10-30)
Geothermal industry to get boost from University of Nevada, Reno research
An ambitious University of Nevada, Reno project to understand and characterize geothermal potential at nearly 500 sites throughout the Great Basin is yielding a bounty of information for the geothermal industry to use in developing resources in Nevada, according to a report to the US Department of Energy. (2011-07-08)
Stanford scientists use DNA to investigate cleaner energy sources
Stanford researchers found that DNA-embedded nanoparticles can survive the harsh environments of geothermal energy systems, allowing for better mapping of cleaner energy sources. (2016-04-13)
SMU 'Power Plays' conference to promote geothermal energy production in oil and gas fields
SMU's renowned Geothermal Lab will host its eighth international energy conference April 25-26 on the Dallas campus, focused on using the oilfield as a base for alternative energy production through the capture of waste heat and fluids. (2016-04-22)
Mines could provide geothermal energy
Mine shafts on the point of being closed down could be used to provide geothermal energy to local towns. (2009-07-27)
'Geothermal Energy: A Natural, Renewable Resource'
Geothermal energy is an important natural and renewable resource. This Special Paper from the Geological Society of America is a compilation of current and timely investigations of the complementary tracks of geothermal energy -- low-temperature ground-source geothermal and high-temperature hydrothermal systems. (2016-04-28)
Toward energy solutions for northern regions
Emphasis should be on the energy needs of companies and communities rather than locally available resources. (2016-12-16)
INRS professor Jasmin Raymond recognized by the Canadian Geotechnical Society
Professor Jasmin Raymond of the INRS Eau Terre Environnement Research Centre received the 2016 Colloquium Lecture honor from the Canadian Geotechnical Society at its annual conference GeoQuébec 2015. (2015-09-24)
Magma power for geothermal energy?
When a team of scientists drilling near an Icelandic volcano hit magma in 2009, they had to abandon their planned experiments on geothermal energy. (2011-02-17)
Energy from hot rocks
Two UC-Davis geologists are taking part in the Iceland Deep Drilling Project, an international effort to learn more about the potential of geothermal energy, or extracting heat from rocks. (2007-11-07)
SMU conference to promote technology, economics of geothermal production in oil and gas fields
Southern Methodist University's renowned Geothermal Laboratory will host its seventh international energy conference and workshop on the SMU campus in Dallas, Texas, May 19-20. (2015-05-14)
Intelligent use of the Earth's heat
Geothermal energy is increasingly contributing to the power supply world wide. (2009-02-27)
AGI welcomes new member society
The American Geological Institute (AGI) welcomes the Geothermal Resources Council (GRC) to the Federation, bringing to 41 the number of member societies. (2003-06-20)
SMU conference aims to spur development of geothermal production in oil and gas fields
SMU's renowned Geothermal Lab will host its sixth Geothermal Energy Utilization Conference March 12-14 on the SMU campus in Dallas. (2013-02-19)
Geothermal power facility induces earthquakes, study finds
An analysis of earthquakes in the area around the Salton Sea Geothermal Field in southern California has found a strong correlation between seismic activity and operations for production of geothermal power, which involve pumping water into and out of an underground reservoir. (2013-07-11)
Some signs of induced seismicity spotted in Salton Trough's geothermal production fields
In some parts of Southern California's Brawley Seismic Zone, geothermal energy production may be increasing the background seismicity rate, but changes in earthquake rates elsewhere in the area seem to have natural causes, according to a report published online Aug. (2016-08-22)
Improving geothermal energy
The University of Utah's Energy & Geoscience Institute is one of five research groups selected to study new techniques for developing geothermal energy in places where it's not currently feasible. (2015-04-27)
Mining for heat
Abandoned mine tunnels might ferry geothermal energy from deep underground to help heat homes and offices. (2012-05-02)
Hot Research At Sandia May Make Producing Electricity From Geothermal Energy More Cost Competitive
Sandia researchers may make electricity derived from geothermal energy more economically feasible with new electronic instrument systems that can operate at more than 100 degrees hotter than current instrumentation. (1998-04-30)
Civil engineer to explore the use of geothermal energy to melt ice from bridges
A team of researchers from The University of Texas at Arlington is exploring ways to use geothermal energy to make bridges and overpasses safer during winter weather. (2015-04-09)
New funding will stimulate alternative energy research
Initiatives to provide geothermal heating or power at the Pueblo of Jemez and the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology campus are receiving Los Alamos National Laboratory assistance, thanks to recent American Reinvestment and Recovery Act funding. (2009-11-16)
Brookhaven lab and caithness operating company win R&D 100 Award for a technology to recover silica from geothermal brine
The U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory, in collaboration with Caithness Operating Company of Reno, Nevada, won a 2001 R&D 100 Award for developing a technology to recover commercial-quality silica from geothermal brine, a byproduct of geothermal energy production. (2001-07-26)
Machine learning predicts new details of geothermal heat flux beneath the Greenland Ice Sheet
A paper appearing in Geophysical Research Letters uses machine learning for the first time to craft an improved model for understanding geothermal heat flux -- heat emanating from the Earth's interior -- below the Greenland Ice Sheet. (2018-01-11)
New geothermal heat extraction process to deliver clean power generation
A new method for capturing significantly more heat from low-temperature geothermal resources holds promise for generating virtually pollution-free electrical energy. (2009-07-16)
Mayor Kelly launches innovative geothermal energy project in the Halifax Regional Municipality
Today his Worship Mayor Peter J. Kelly marked the start of construction on the Alderney 5 Advanced Geothermal Energy Project in Dartmouth. (2007-11-19)
Natural energy to help power exploration of the universe
The federal government has announced today that the CSIRO will receive $47.3 million for the development of solar and geothermal energy technologies to power a radio-astronomy observatory and its supporting computer center. (2010-06-09)
SMU geothermal mapping project reveals large, green energy source in coal country
SMU scientists will present a detailed report at the 2010 Geothermal Resources Council annual meeting Oct. (2010-10-05)
Polycrystalline diamond drill bits open up options for geothermal energy
Nearly two-thirds of the oil we use comes from wells drilled using polycrystalline diamond compact bits, originally developed nearly 30 years ago to lower the cost of geothermal drilling. (2012-03-19)
Helium isotopes point to the best sources of geothermal energy
Unknown to most, the US has enough geothermal energy below its surface to supply three times the amount of energy that the US consumes annually. (2007-11-30)
Making geothermal more productive
University of Utah researchers will inject cool water and pressurized water into a (2009-09-08)
Canadian researchers find geothermal heat pumps most feasible in Halifax
Researchers at the Université du Québec have recently conducted a survey of four Canadian cities to determine the economic feasibility of installing geothermal heating systems in homes in Montreal, Halifax, Vancouver and Toronto. (2015-10-23)
Geothermal heat contributes to Greenland ice melt
An international team that includes University of Montana researcher Jesse Johnson has learned that the Earth's internal heat enhances rapid ice flow and subglacial melting in Greenland. (2016-04-06)
Study finds surprisingly high geothermal heating beneath West Antarctic Ice Sheet
The amount of heat flowing toward the base of the West Antarctic ice sheet from geothermal sources deep within the Earth is surprisingly high, according to a new study led by UC Santa Cruz researchers. (2015-07-10)
Landsat satellites track Yellowstone's underground heat
Yellowstone National Park sits on top of a vast, ancient, and still active volcano. (2011-12-07)
Brookhaven Lab and NREL win Technology Transfer Award
Toshifumi Sugama of the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory and Keith Gawlik of DOE's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have jointly won a 2003 Federal Laboratory Consortium (FLC) Award for Excellence in Technology Transfer. (2003-05-06)
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