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Enhanced Geothermal Systems Component Research and Development/Analysis

Funding: $35 million

Open Date: 03/04/2009

Close Date: 07/17/2009

Funding Organization: Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

Funding Number: DE-PS36-09GO99018


The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is seeking advanced technology to address key aspects of engineered reservoir creation, management, and utilization identified in the Geothermal Technologies Program's Multi-Year Research, Development, and Demonstration plan. Projects are sought to develop innovative technology for cost-effective creation, management, and utilization of Enhanced Geothermal Systems (EGS) in reservoir environments. Projects will be evaluated based on their ability to advance technology toward ultimate, specific target specifications to drive market development of EGS.

Initial estimated total funding for this award is listed at $10,000,000 in FY09; with additional anticipated funds of $25,000,000 in FY10 and FY11, subject to change and Congressional appropriations. Domestic applicants are eligible to apply, including institutions of higher education, non-profit entities (as described in section 501(c)(4) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986), for-profit private entities, State/Local Governments, and Indian tribes. DOE and non-DOE Federally Funded Research and Development Centers (FFRDCs), national laboratories, and federal agencies will be allowed only as subrecipients to any of the previously mentioned entities. Foreign participants will be allowed as subrecipients only to a domestic applicant.

Last updated: 09/07/2012

Funding amounts and schedules are subject to change.