Bielicki delivers one of the best geothermal energy presentations of 2013

Posted: January 24, 2014

Professor Jeffrey Bielicki's presentation at the 37th Geothermal Resources Council Annual Meeting was voted one of the best geothermal presentations of 2013, based on content, visual quality, and the ability to communicate the subject matter. The GRC Annual Meeting is the world's largest geothermal energy event.

Bielicki holds a joint appointment with the Department of Civil, Environmental, and Geodetic Engineering and the John Glenn School of Public Affairs at The Ohio State University.

His talk presented research, conducted with Dr. Thomas Buscheck and others at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, that investigates a new approach to producing and storing renewable energy using geothermal resources. The concept uses combinations of carbon dioxide, nitrogen, and native brine along with a unique engineered configuration of concentric rings of underground wells.

The technology to implement this design already exists in different industries, so Bielicki and his colleagues are optimistic that their new approach could expand the use of geothermal energy in the U.S. far beyond the handful of states that can take advantage of it now. Learn more in this College of Engineering article (including video) posted last month.

 

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