Geothermal Technologies

Program Areas

Geothermal Technologies

ORNL's Geothermal Technologies Program conducts research and development to support Enhanced Geothermal Systems whereby water is injected into the ground and heated by subsurface fractured rocks.  ORNL has expertise in geo-chemical analysis, materials in extreme environments, downhole tools and system modeling.  Additionally, ORNL's GTP expertise has helped many building owners develop and implement ground source heat pumps cost effectively through optimal integration to their facilities.

DOE Geothermal Technologies Program