Geothermal Energy at the U.S. Department of Energy

  • Geothermal Design Challenge: Winning team celebrated at recent meeting

    The Geothermal Design Challenge began in December 2015 and concluded in August 2016. During that period, contestants pulled a team together, designed a draft infographic, performed research to collect facts for the infographic, worked with technical and design mentors to finalize the concept, and created a social media plan to publicize the infographic.

  • GTO Announces Topics under SBIR/STTR

    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced the topics for Phase I, Release 2 of the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) program. The SBIR and STTR program is a highly competitive program that encourages domestic small businesses to engage in Federal Research and Development (R&D) that has the potential for commercialization. Through a competitive awards-based program, SBIR and STTR enables small businesses to explore their technological potential and provides the incentive to profit from its commercialization.

  • Third Round of SBV Pilot Open for Requests

    The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) is proud to announce the third round of the Small Business Vouchers (SBV) Pilot. The DOE began accepting Requests for Assistance (RFA) on Monday, October 10th after a formal announcement at the SXSW Eco’s Energy Startup Showcase.

  • Energy Department Announces $29 Million Investment in Enhanced Geothermal Systems Efforts

    The Energy Department envisions Frontier Observatory for Research in Geothermal Energy (FORGE) as a dedicated site where scientists and engineers will be able to develop, test, and accelerate breakthroughs in enhanced geothermal system (EGS) technologies and techniques.

  • Energy Department Develops New Subsurface Tech Team

    The Energy Department launched the Subsurface Technology and Engineering Research, Development, and Demonstration (SubTER) Tech Team