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Low Temperature Geothermal Mineral Recovery Program

Funding: Total Amount to be Awarded $3,000,000, EERE anticipates making awards that range from $200,000 to $500,000.

Open Date: 02/04/2014

Close Date: 05/02/2014

Funding Organization: Department of Energy Geothermal Technologies Office

Funding Number: DE-FOA-0001016


The intention of this FOA is to have awardees examine the feasibility of extracting materials (minerals and metals) from geothermal brines. Geothermal fluids dissolve minerals and metals from rock formations as they flow through the Earth’s subsurface. Extraction and purification of these materials recovered from geothermal brines can be viewed as “solution mining by nature”. This funding opportunity seeks to further the development of technologies aimed at extracting and refining these materials for beneficial purposes.

For more information, see the full solicitation.

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Last updated: 02/21/2014

Funding amounts and schedules are subject to change.