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Fracking for Enhanced Geothermal
April 18, 2013 | Technology Review

“Conventional geothermal wells tap underground reservoirs of hot water and convert the heat into steam, which drives electricity-producing turbine. With enhanced geothermal, fluids are pumped underground to fracture underground rock and stimulate the flow of liquids across hot rocks.”


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The First Magma-Enhanced Geothermal System
January 28, 2014 | University of California, Riverside
"Despite some difficulties, the project was able to drill down into the molten magma and control it; it was possible to set steel casing in the bottom of the hole; allowing the hole to blow superheated, high-pressure steam for months at temperatures exceeding 450 C, created a world record for geothermal heat." Quoted from the University of California, Riverside press release.

Geothermal Annual Report
February 6, 2013 | United States Department of Energy
The Department of Energy's Geothermal Annual Report includes information about: play fairway mapping, geothermal demonstration projects, induced seismic events, the National Geothermal Data System and outreach to educational institutions.

Report on California Geothermal
April 15, 2014 | Geothermal Energy Association
In their Report on the State of Geothermal Energy in California, the Geothermal Energy Association says.... "Geothermal power generated 4.4% of total system power in California in 2012, but could have generated substantially more [...] about half of California’s identified geothermal resources are still untapped, and significant resources may remain undiscovered."


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