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California: Funding opportunity for study on mineral recovery from geothermal brines

Picture not related to story - Hudson Ranch I, California, U.S. (source: EnergySource)
Alexander Richter 28 Jan 2017

The California Energy Commission has issued a grant funding opportunity for a study on mineral recovery from geothermal brines.

Before the weekend, the California Energy Commission has issued a Grant Funding Opportunity – GFO-16-509 under the geothermal grant and loan program (GRDA). The funding opportunity is for a study on mineral recovery from geothermal brines.

The purpose of this GFO is to solicit grant funding applications from eligible local jurisdictions and private entities for geothermal energy-related projects in California that meet all of the following requirements:

  1. The project is for recovery of lithium, metals, agricultural products, or other beneficial minerals from highly mineralized geothermal brines;
  2. The project is located at a geothermal facility in existence on January 1, 2017, that is in a Disadvantaged Community and provides local employment opportunities; and
  3. The project uses commercially available technologies for the mineral or product recovery processes.

The complete document package for the application and the grant can be found here.

Deadline to submit Applications: March 10, 2017, by 5:00 p.m.

Source: California Energy Commission