Jump-Starting EGS Technologies

Law360, New York (March 11, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- On March 4, 2009, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) released two Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs) for up to $84 million to support the development of Enhanced Geothermal Systems (EGS) technologies in an effort to expand geothermal power generation opportunities to a broad variety of geographic locations.

Conventional geothermal energy systems must be located near easily accessible geothermal water resources, limiting their nationwide application. EGS technology would allow power generation in a broad variety of geographic locations. EGS makes use of available geothermal resources to heat...
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