SALT LAKE CITY, UT., April 30, 2020 - The University of Utah and Utah Frontier Observatory for Research in Geothermal Energy (FORGE) are pleased to announce FORGE Solicitation 2020-1. This is the first formal call for research proposals on enhanced geothermal systems technologies from the FORGE Program. Up to 18 awards are anticipated for up to a total of $46,000,000.
A pre-recorded informational webinar will be available on May 6, 2020. The submission deadline for the two-page Concept Papers has been set for May 27, 2020 at 2:00 PM MDT.
“Utah FORGE is a dedicated underground field laboratory sponsored by the U. S. Department of Energy’s Geothermal Technologies Office for developing, testing, and accelerating breakthroughs in Enhanced Geothermal System, or EGS. The application of these technologies has the potential to advance geothermal development across the US and around the world,” said Joseph Moore, PhD and Principal Investigator of Utah FORGE.
For more information about the University of Utah and Utah FORGE Solicitation 2020-1, how to download the full document, and how to submit your application, please visit the Utah FORGE solicitation webpage .
About Utah FORGE: The FORGE site is located near the town of Milford in Beaver County, Utah, on the western flank of the Mineral Mountains. Near term goals are aimed at perfecting drilling, stimulation, injection-production, and subsurface imaging technologies required to establish and sustain continuous fluid flow and energy transfer from an EGS reservoir. For more information, please visit the Utah FORGE website.