Accession Number : ADA531681


Title :   DARPA Workshop on Geothermal Energy for Military Operations


Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Sep 2009-31 May 2010


Corporate Author : LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT INST (LMI) MCLEAN VA


Personal Author(s) : Canes, Michael E ; Lueken, Roger A ; Shepherd, Nathan J


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a531681.pdf


Report Date : May 2010


Pagination or Media Count : 66


Abstract : The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) sponsored a workshop March 23-25, 2010, to investigate the development of geothermal energy technology for use by the U.S. military. The workshop was convened to explore whether investment in advanced geothermal technologies might reduce the risk and cost to the point where the U.S. military would be able to take advantage. The results of the workshop indicate that geothermal energy holds promise for military use under a variety of circumstances. Technological challenges, many of which were identified at the workshop, delay widespread application. The most relevant solutions from a DoD perspective likely are the advancement of Enhanced Geothermal Systems, particularly through improvements in sensor and automation technologies, and means to increase the efficiency of geothermal power production while decreasing its footprint.


Descriptors :   *THERMAL PROPERTIES , *MILITARY OPERATIONS , *GEOLOGY , *GEOTHERMY , WORKSHOPS , COSTS , RISK , PRODUCTION


Subject Categories : Geology, Geochemistry and Mineralogy


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE