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The lithium-aluminum-layered double hydroxide chloride (LDH) sorbent being developed by ORNL targets recovery of lithium from geothermal brines—paving the way for increased domestic production of the material for today’s rechargeable batteries. Credit: Oak Ridge National Laboratory
ORNL develops sorbent to recover lithium from geothermal brines

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In the quest for domestic sources of lithium to meet growing demand for battery production, scientists at the…
PNNL Fracturing Fluid: Cost-effective Option for Geothermal Energy

January 17, 2020

Researchers identified two processes that generate larger rock fractures at lower pressures using StimuFrac™. Geothermal power is a reliable…
ORNL researchers have developed a system that stores electricity as thermal energy in underground tanks, allowing homeowners to reduce their electricity purchases during peak periods while helping balance the power grid. Credit: Andy Sproles, Oak Ridge National Laboratory/U.S. Dept. of Energy.
Grid – Below-ground balancing

January 7, 2020

Oak Ridge National Laboratory researchers created a geothermal energy storage system that could reduce peak electricity demand up…
BRINEMINE – Extracting Lithium and Other Valuable Minerals from Geothermal Brines

November 28, 2019

Enel is seeking novel methods to economically extract lithium and other minerals from brines produced in geothermal power…
Could the heat of the Earth crust become the ultimate energy source?

July 18, 2019

Scientists at Tokyo Institute of Technology and Sanoh Industrial developed a very stable battery cell that can directly…
Machines being trained to enhance geothermal exploration in Nevada

May 30, 2019

After a successful new method of geothermal exploration found two new geothermal systems in Nevada, the Department of…
2017 Pohang earthquake car damage; the earthquake had been induced by the geothermal drilling. Image credit: Sphinx222 via Wikimedia, CC BY-SA 4.0
Lessons from Pohang: A Stanford geophysicist discusses geothermal energy’s earthquake problem – and possible solutions

May 27, 2019

On a November afternoon in 2017, a magnitude 5.5 earthquake shook Pohang, South Korea, injuring dozens and forcing…
How Iceland is Cleaning Air by Turning CO2 into Rock

May 8, 2019

The country’s CarbFix project, developed in collaboration with researchers and engineers from the utility company Reykjavik Energy, the…
Volcanic lava flows continue to affect geothermal power generation on Hawaii’s Big Island

July 18, 2018

Lava flows from the Kilauea volcano on the island of Hawaii led to the shutdown of the Puna Geothermal…
University of Utah commits to renewable energy

October 11, 2017

The University of Utah plans to reduce its total carbon emissions by 25 percent through an agreement to…
New Projects to Make Geothermal Energy More Economically Attractive

March 3, 2017

Geothermal energy, a clean, renewable source of energy produced by the heat of the earth, provides about 6…
Iceland to Increase its Geothermal Energy Output by Tapping Magma

October 26, 2016

Iceland had recently announced its plans to tap into liquid rocks, or magma, for energy, which could increase…
Indonesia has significant potential to increase geothermal electricity production

October 20, 2015

Indonesia ranked third in the world in both geothermal electricity production and geothermal generating capacity in 2014, behind…
Study finds surprisingly high geothermal heating beneath West Antarctic Ice Sheet

July 17, 2015

The amount of heat flowing toward the base of the West Antarctic ice sheet from geothermal sources deep…
Surprisingly high geothermal heating revealed beneath West Antarctic Ice Sheet

July 13, 2015

The amount of heat flowing toward the base of the West Antarctic ice sheet from geothermal sources deep…
What are the Different Types of Renewable Energy?

June 12, 2015

Renewable energy is becoming an increasingly important issue in today’s world. In addition to the rising cost of…
LLNL researchers land geothermal energy award

June 10, 2015

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory engineers Tom Edmunds and Pedro Sotorrio have been honored by the Geothermal Energy Association…
Improving geothermal energy

April 28, 2015

Generating electricity from the hot rocks deep underground is clean, safe and renewable – and it’s about to…
GOCE helps tap into sustainable energy resources

April 20, 2015

Going far above and beyond its original mission objectives, results from the GOCE gravity satellite are now being…
Packing heat: New fluid makes untapped geothermal energy cleaner

April 17, 2015

More American homes could be powered by the earth’s natural underground heat with a new, nontoxic and potentially…
Loops and bends in underground plumbing is the key for understanding geysers

February 26, 2015

Team of scientists used artificial laboratory geysers and research data from Yellowstone National Park and Chile to explain…
Iceland president: Green energy forges good business

November 26, 2014

Explaining how Iceland tapped into the Earth for geothermal energy and captured water resources to develop renewable electricity,…
Mapping Geothermal Heat Flow and Existing Plants in U.S.

October 27, 2014

Geothermal power is a growing part of our country’s energy mix. We want to take a moment to…
Geothermal resources used to produce renewable electricity in western states of the U.S.

September 10, 2014

Geothermal energy has been a small, but consistent, source of electricity in the United States since 1971, providing…
Hunting for heat deep in the Earth

June 19, 2014

Capturing green energy from deep in the Earth will bring competitive electricity and district heating – with help…
Huge US thermal plant opens as industry grows

February 14, 2014

Some of the 300,000 computer-controlled mirrors, each about 7 feet high and 10 feet wide, reflect sunlight to…
World’s first magma-enhanced geothermal system created in Iceland

January 24, 2014

In 2009, a borehole drilled at Krafla, northeast Iceland, as part of the Icelandic Deep Drilling Project (IDDP), unexpectedly penetrated…
Potential Geothermal Resources for Akutan, Alaska

January 10, 2014

Akutan Island, in Alaska’s east-central Aleutian Islands, hosts the City of Akutan and is home to the largest…
Class investigates tapping mines for geothermal heat in calumet

December 13, 2013

Near C-L-K School, Number 3 Calumet shaft. In a great example of serendipity, the mineshafts that propelled Calumet…
Tapping into the energy that lies deep underground

August 2, 2013

Geothermal energy is derived from heat produced by the decay of radioactive elements within the Earth’s molten core,…
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