Addendum Added to Innovative Demonstration of Geothermal Energy Production FOA

July 2, 2010

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Geothermal Technologies Program (GTP) has released a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) that seeks innovative demonstration of energy production from non-conventional geothermal resources. GTP has filed an addendum and requested a Notice of Intent from possible applicants. Download the addenum (PDF 283 KB).  

The FOA covers the following topic areas:

  • Low-Temperature Geothermal Fluids at temperatures up to 300°F
  • Geothermal Fluids Co-produced from productive, unproductive, or marginal oil and/or gas wells; other hydrocarbon production; or mineral recovery/mining operations   
  • Geopressured Resources that show potential for economic recovery of heat, kinetic energy, and gas.

Innovation may include innovative cooling systems (e.g., air, water, or hybrid systems), use of innovative working fluids, the use of more efficient heat exchanger materials, and/or maximization of energy utilization via combination of electricity generation and direct technologies.

GTP’s continued efforts with industry, academia, and DOE's national laboratories to develop innovative geothermal energy technologies will establish geothermal energy as an economically competitive contributor to the U.S. energy supply.

Search for DE-FOA-0000318 for more details at Grants.gov. Applications are due July 9, 2010.

Possible applicants may also want to review the FOA Process Overview presentation (PDF 95 KB).