As heat boils in the Earth’s deep subsurface, researchers around the world are developing better ways to tap into that energy source.
The rock at the Sanford Underground Research Facility (SURF) isn’t hot. But it’s perfect for researchers with the Enhanced Geothermal Systems (EGS) Collab who want to study rocks at relevant depth and pressures—without sweating the extreme temperatures.
This January, join presenters Hunter Knox, a geophysicist at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, and Paul Schwering, a senior geoscientist at Sandia National Laboratories, for an exploration of the geothermal research happening in Lead, South Dakota.
“Deep Talks: Harnessing the Heat Beneath our Feet” will be a virtual event, streamed on Thursday, Jan. 13, from 6 to 7 p.m. MST. You can join this event through the Zoom webinar to answer polls and submit questions OR watch live on SURF’s Facebook page.
The Deep Talks lecture series is sponsored by Crow Peak Brewing Company, RCS Construction, Northern Hills Federal Credit Union and Chuck and Jolene Lichtenwalner.
The EGS Collab includes researchers from ten national labs—Lawrence Berkley National Laboratory, Sandia National Laboratories, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Idaho National Laboratory, Los Alamos National Laboratory, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, National Energy Technology Laboratory, Brookhaven National Laboratory, and Oak Ridge National Laboratory; and seven universities—South Dakota School of Mines & Technology, Stanford, University of Wisconsin, University of Oklahoma, Colorado School of Mines, Penn State, Rice University, and Texas A&M.
This EGS Collab Project is supported by the U.S. Department of Energy, Geothermal Technologies Office; part of the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE).