U.S. Department of Energy: Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

Geothermal Technologies OfficeNews

Site Navigation ↓

DOE and Navy Collaborate on Geothermal Drilling Technology

March 21, 2012

The Department of Energy's Sandia National Laboratories has teamed up with U.S. Navy's Geothermal Program Office to revive decades-old polycrystalline diamond compact (PDC) technology. The high performance PDC drill bit is being re-evaluated and improved to reduce the cost of drilling for geothermal energy. 

To read the Sandia Labs news release, click on the link below:
Polycrystalline diamond drill bits open up options for geothermal energy, March 19, 2012

Back to Top | View Full Site
Geothermal Technologies Office Home | EERE Home
Webmaster | Search
Content Last Updated: 02/03/2006