GreenFire Energy Inc. Announces the Passing of Steven Brown, President


It is with profound sadness that GreenFire Energy Inc. announces that our president, Steven Brown, passed away on June 5, 2024. Steven was a seasoned energy industry executive and brought leadership to GreenFire Energy’s worldwide implementation of geothermal projects. He made a significant impact in the time he was with the company, leading the team to embark on projects in Italy, Jordan, Kenya, the Philippines, Taiwan, and the U.S. He was recently part of the U.S. Presidential Trade and Investment Mission and traveled to the Philippines with U.S. leaders and selected companies. His strategic vision and innovative approach to creating complete geothermal energy solutions for customers created new opportunities of growth for the company.

As the former founder and chief executive officer of Open Mountain Energy, a geothermal operator, Steven identified business opportunities resulting in 5 MW and 15 MW geothermal power plants. At Cyrq Energy, Inc., as a founding member, Steven led the company to develop multiple geothermal projects across the Western U.S. and completed two greenfield geothermal projects generating 20 MW with $180M capital budgets.

“Steve leaves a legacy of innovation in geothermal energy implementation. He was knowledgeable about geothermal resources around the globe and knew how to maximize the economic production of energy. In addition to being an astute leader, Steve was our friend, and he will be deeply missed by all who had the privilege of knowing and working with him,” said John Muir, SVP Business Development, GreenFire Energy Inc.

A leadership announcement from GreenFire Energy will be coming soon.

About GreenFire Energy® Inc.
GreenFire Energy is a geothermal technology company that develops versatile Advanced Geothermal Systems (AGS) called GreenFire’s GreenLoop® (GreenLoop). GreenLoop is a patented closed-loop geothermal technology. Our geothermal solutions assure the long-term availability of resilient, sustainable, and scalable geothermal energy for a wide range of applications. The technology maximizes the economic production of underperforming existing geothermal wells and new greenfield projects. GreenLoop is environmentally superior to other renewable energy technologies.

GreenFire Energy works seamlessly with its global strategic partners – Baker Hughes, H&P, and Vallourec – to build AGS systems worldwide. Widely recognized for its specialized geothermal expertise, GreenFire Energy conducted the world’s first field-scale demonstration of closed-loop geothermal technology at Coso, California. The Wells2Watts Consortium is demonstrating the potential use of GreenFire’s GreenLoop technology in oil and gas wells. The company has performed collaborative research with national laboratories, holds 24 industry-leading international patents, and has published more technical papers on closed-loop geothermal technology than any other AGS company. Visit us at

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