• Did you know…that some species incubate their eggs using geothermal heat?

    Did you know…that some species incubate their eggs using geothermal heat?

    Did you know that some species incubate their eggs using geothermal heat? Megapodes represent a family of birds that are also known as incubator birds. They are found across Australasia, and they are known for their unique strategies to keep their eggs warm and safe. Depending on the local environment, incubating strategies range from building… Read More »
  • Did you know… that there are animals that use natural thermal heat in the form of hot springs and warm ground?

    Did you know… that there are animals that use natural thermal heat in the form of hot springs and warm ground?

    Geothermal energy has great benefits for people, but did you know that there are animals that use natural thermal heat in the form of hot springs and warm ground? Macaques, better known as snow monkeys, are found throughout the main Japanese Island of Honshu, and they are famous for soaking in local volcanic hot springs.… Read More »
  • At the Core 2nd Edition (July 2020)

    At the Core 2nd Edition (July 2020)

    Keep up to date on what is going on at Utah FORGE. Read about it in the quarterly newsletter. SUBSCRIBE and receive updates and special announcements. Read More »
  • Did you know… that the direct use of geothermal energy can be used to raise alligators? 

    Did you know… that the direct use of geothermal energy can be used to raise alligators? 

    Did you know that the direct use of geothermal energy can be used to raise alligators? The direct use of geothermal energy can apply to almost any activity that requires heating (and cooling) for industrial, residential and agricultural purposes. The heat is transferred by hot ground water in the temperature range of 20-120°C (70-250°F) which… Read More »
  • Did you know… how geothermal energy is utilized?

    Did you know… how geothermal energy is utilized?

    Did you know how geothermal energy is utilized? The three most common applications are heat pumps, direct use, and electricity generation. Geothermal heat pumps extract heat from the shallow subsurface for heating in the winter and reject the heat back into the ground in the summer for cooling. Heat pump systems are the fastest growing… Read More »
  • At the Core 1st Edition (April 2020)

    At the Core 1st Edition (April 2020)

    Keep up to date on what is going on at Utah FORGE. Read about it in the quarterly newsletter. SUBSCRIBE and receive updates and special announcements. Read More »
  • Did you know… that Utah is No. 3 in the US for it geothermal energy production?

    Did you know… that Utah is No. 3 in the US for it geothermal energy production?

    Did you know that Utah is No.3* in the United States for its production of geothermal energy? The State of Utah is responsible for 2.8 % of the national geothermal power production. The United States leads the world in the amount of electricity generated with geothermal energy, producing about 16.7 billion kilowatthours (kWh), equal to… Read More »
  • 2019 in Review

    2019 in Review

    The Utah FORGE project made a number of important advances in 2019 in preparation for the start of deep drilling in 2020. Instrumentation for seismic monitoring was enhanced with the drilling of two new vertical holes, 68-32 (1000’ deep) and 78-32 (3200’ depth), which house permanently installed downhole geophones (68-32) and a distributed acoustic sensing… Read More »
  • Chem. Eng Students Win AIChE

    Chem. Eng Students Win AIChE

    READ ABOUT IT Two teams of undergraduate students from the University of Utah’s Department of Chemical Engineering dominated the first ever AIChE K–12 STEM Outreach Competition. The teams, advised by associate professor (lecturer) Tony Butterfield, took first and second place with teaching modules on how thermoelectric energy works and how to build working air quality… Read More »
  • At the Governor’s Energy Summit

    At the Governor’s Energy Summit

    Among the many speakers and participants at this year's Summit were leaders and proponents of renewable energy sources.  This was the Eight's Annual Governor's Energy Summit and second  for the UtahFORGE team to represent the project which was among the few mentioned in the speeches by the Utah Governor's Energy Advisor Laura Nelson, Utah's Governor… Read More »
  • 2019 Geothermal Design Challenge Winners

    2019 Geothermal Design Challenge Winners

    Winning teams have been announced in the 2019 Geothermal Design Challenge™ Data Visualization contest. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Geothermal Technologies Office (GTO), in partnership with the Frontier Observatory for Research in Geothermal Energy (FORGE) and the Idaho National Laboratory (INL), hosted the student competition that launched in January and concluded in April. The… Read More »
  • Geothermal Design Challenge

    Geothermal Design Challenge

    Participate in the 2019 Geothermal Data Visualization Design Challenge! Read More »
  • Utah FORGE team attends the 2018 AGU Meeting

    Utah FORGE team attends the 2018 AGU Meeting

    Several of the Utah FORGE team members attend the 2018 American Geophysical Union Meeting (AGU) in December. Read More »