DOE grant to help study New England geothermal potential

Old State House, Boston, Massachusetts (source: flickr/ lumierefl, creative commons)
Alexander Richter 16 Nov 2010

A DOE grant of $441,000 is helping a research team from Massachusetts and Connecticut to research the geothermal energy potential below the surface of New England.

A research team with geologists from the University of Massachusetts and state geologists from Massachusetts and Connecticut are teaming up to study the geothermal potential of the two states.

The program is financed through a three-year DOE grant of $441,000 to research the potential of underground granites and gneisses.

The collected rock samples will be collected across the region and then analyzed over a three year time span.

Source: Boston Herald