New posts on the Geothermal Community Notice Board

Public notices for the geothermal community include California’s upcoming cap-and-trade auction and current U.S. DOE projects.


Auction Notice, California Cap-and-Trade Program (Feb. 19)
Comments Welcome on DOE’s Geothermal Play Fairway Analysis
DOE Funding Free Evaluations for Elastomeric Materials for Geothermal Environments

Auction Notice, California Cap-and-Trade Program (Feb. 19)
The February 2014 Greenhouse Gas Allowance auction is scheduled to take place from 10:00 AM Pacific Time (PT) until 1:00 PM PT. The number of GHG Allowances that will be up for auction is expected to be 19,538,695 in the current auction (2014 vintage) and 9,260,000 in the advance auction (2017 vintage), with allowances from both auctions at a reserve price of $11.34. California covered entities, opt-in covered entities, and voluntarily associated entities are eligible to participate. The auction application window closes in the Auction Platform on Tuesday, January 21. For further information about participation in the February 2014 auction, please contact: Mr. Chuck Seidler and Ms. Ashley Dunn, California Air Resources Board, Email cseidler@arb.ca.gov adunn@arb.ca.gov Phone (916) 324-0931 (916) 322-7156.

Comments Welcome on DOE’s Geothermal Play Fairway Analysis
GTO is adapting the Play Fairway Analysis methodology used by O&G and applying it to geothermal resource exploration. Play Fairway Analysis uses regional and detailed geologic and geophysical data to build a detailed picture of a buried basin to identify the most likely candidate locations for drilling. A Notice of Intent to Issue Funding Opportunity Announcement entitled “Geothermal Play Fairway Analysis” has been issued, and comments on potential opportunities in geothermal play fairway analysis, level of interest, and scale of possible projects are welcomed, and may be directed to playfairway@go.doe.gov.

DOE Funding Free Evaluations for Elastomeric Materials for Geothermal Environments
The DOE’s Geothermal Technologies Office is supporting researchers at Sandia (SNL) and Brookhaven (BNL) National Laboratories, to test elastomeric materials for use in higher temperatures. The rubber-like materials are common in oil and gas operations and will be tested in simulated geothermal environments. Samples will be received through March 28th, 2014 and evaluations complete by September 30, 2014. If your company is interested in learning more about this free evaluation, please contact the Principal Investigators, Doug Blankenship, at Sandia National Laboratory, New Mexico, dablank@sandia.gov and Toshi Sugama, at Brookhaven National Laboratory, New York, Sugama@bnl.gov.

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