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Rep. Stewart Helps Secure $140 Million for University of Utah Geothermal Research in Milford

Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced that the University of Utah site, located in Milford, Utah, will receive up to $140 million in continued funding over the next five years for geothermal research and development.

Rep. Stewart (R-Utah) commented:

I am thrilled for the University and Beaver County. This initiative highlights our world renowned scientists and the groundbreaking research and development at the University of Utah. We’ve been producing geothermal energy for a hundred years but until now, production has been limited to sites with near perfect conditions. The University’s research revolutionizes production meaning that clean, reliable energy could be produced in thousands of locations. This will truly transform the energy industry.

After a three year competition, the site in Milford has been selected as the location of the Frontier Observatory for Research in Geothermal Energy (FORGE) field laboratory. This new site will be dedicated to research on enhanced geothermal systems (EGS), or manmade geothermal reservoirs.

More information about the FORGE field laboratory in Milford can be found here.

More information about the DOE’s Geothermal Technologies Office can be found here.


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