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Projects: American Recovery Reinvestment Act (ARRA)

The Earth Sciences Division (ESD) at Berkeley Lab has received several awards from the Office of Science, the DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, and other agencies through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA), enacted by the 111th United States Congress in February 2009. The list below shows ARRA funded projects that has been received to date in the Earth Sciences Division and the Program areas the ARRA projects align with.

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List of ARRA Funded Projects

More information about individual projects (that may not necessarily be online) can also be found by reading our Research Summaries and Publications.

Project Title
Funding Agency ESD Program Projected Funding PI
Contact Information
E-mail Address
Enhanced Geothermal Systems (EGS) with CO2 as Heat Transmission Fluid
DOE-Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Geothermal Program
$1,299,000 Karsten Pruess
(510) 486-6732 K_Pruess@lbl.gov
Coupled THMC Model and Experiments for Optimization of Enhanced Geothermal System Development and Production
DOE-Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Geothermal Program
$1,879,000 Eric Sonnenthal
(510) 486-5866 ELSonnenthal@lbl.gov
Fluid Imaging of Enhanced Geothermal Systems through Joint 3D Geophysical Inverse Modeling
DOE-Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Geothermal Program
$2,272,000 Gregory Newman
(510) 486-5887 GANewman@lbl.gov
Integrated Approach To Use Natural Chemical and Isotopic Tracers to Estimate Fracture Spacing and Surface Area in EGS Systems
DOE-Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Geothermal Program
$1,768,000 Mack Kennedy
(510) 486-6451
BMKennedy@lbl.gov
Northern California CO2 Reduction
DOE-Office of Fossil Energy
Geologic Carbon Sequestration
$200,000 John H. Beyer
(510) 486-7954 JHBeyer@lbl.gov