DOE announces $29 Million National Investment
August 31, 2016
Clean, safe, renewable energy took a great step forward today as the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced that EGI has been selected as one of only two research sites nationally to move forward in Phase 2 of DOE’s Frontier Observatory for Research in Geothermal Energy or FORGE.
Utah Governor Gary Herbert’s office also made this announcement in Vernal today at the Uintah Basin Energy Summit, a meeting of over 1,000 people related to the energy sector.
We congratulate Dr. Joseph Moore and his FORGE team for their outstanding work in this tremendous endeavor (see DOE announcement) and could not be more proud of their efforts and the staff members at EGI who worked to achieve this goal.
This is a remarkable accomplishment for EGI at the University of Utah, as we are the only non-National Laboratory lead group to be selected for Phase-1 and now the only such group to make the final cut for Phase 2.
DOE’s original call for proposals was for three institutions to be selected for Phase 2, so EGI’s place as one of only two is further testament to the quality of EGI FORGE proposal.
We are tremendously proud that EGI has gone head-to-head with National Labs and been selected, and we extend our heartfelt thanks to everyone involved.