PALM SPRINGS, CA
Geothermal Resources Council Offers Fieldtrip to Coso Geothermal Operations and GreenFire Energy’s Closed-Loop Demonstration Plant, September 18-19, 2019
Fieldtrip Is Part of GRC Annual Meeting & Expo in Palm Springs, California
The Geothermal Resources Council (GRC) and GreenFire Energy Inc. today announced that the GRC Annual Meeting & Expo will offer a fieldtrip to Coso Geothermal Operations and GreenFire Energy’s Closed-Loop Demonstration Plant. The fieldtrip is scheduled for September 18-19, 2019, at the end of the GRC Annual Meeting, September 15-18, 2019 in Palm Springs, California.
The fieldtrip offers a rare opportunity to explore operations, volcanic geology, and hydrothermal features of the Coso geothermal field located at the China Lake Naval Air Warfare Station (NAWS), California. The Coso Geothermal Facility is known for its large and very hot geothermal resource. It has been producing power continuously since 1987. The tour will include views of Quaternary rhyolite domes and flows, Sierran basement rocks (geothermal resource host), a short-lived mercury mine, sinter terraces and fumaroles, plus the Coso well field, power blocks, and the central control room.
The tour features a visit to GreenFire Energy’s experimental project demonstrating closed-loop geothermal power production technology. GreenFire Energy’s project has been tested using both water and supercritical CO2 as working fluids and is designed to demonstrate usage in hot dry rock resources and to retrofit unproductive conventional geothermal wells to regain productivity. The Coso and GreenFire Energy project has been primarily funded by the California Energy Commission with additional support from Shell Oil, the Electric Power Research Institute, J-POWER, and a variety of key suppliers, all of whom will have representatives on site for the tour.
For more information about the GRC Annual Meeting & Expo fieldtrip to Coso Geothermal Operations and GreenFire Energy’s Closed-Loop Demonstration Plant, visit https://geothermal.org/Annual_Meeting/fieldtrips.html#Coso or call (530) 758-2360.
Geothermal Resources Council
P.O. Box 1350, Davis, CA 95617
Phone: 530.758.2360 / Fax: 530.758.2839
About the Geothermal Resources Council
The Geothermal Resources Council (GRC) will be celebrating 50 years of service to the global geothermal energy community in 2022. The GRC is dedicated to advancing geothermal development around the world through education, research, and outreach. For more information, please visit www.geothermal.org.
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About GreenFire Energy Inc
GreenFire Energy Inc. is an early commercial stage company with headquarters in Emeryville, California. The company’s mission is to develop and deploy advanced closed-loop technology to exploit the world’s largest source of clean, continuous energy by overcoming the limitations of conventional geothermal technology. GreenFire Energy has been awarded two grants by the U.S. Department of Energy and one large grant from the California Energy Commission. GreenFire Energy holds a U.S. and European patent and has various additional U.S. and international patents pending for variants of closed-loop geothermal technology. The company is also the exclusive licensee of several key patents relating to well retrofits.