In 2018 the U.S. Department of Energy announced $140 million in funding that will be spent over the next five years to expand the FORGE laboratory (short for Frontier Observatory for Research in Geothermal Energy in Milford, Utah). The funding will power a large-scale experiment in rural Utah intended to develop new ways to extract geothermal energy from less-than-ideal locations. If it proves successful, this renewable resource could become a major power source throughout the nation.

Learn about this project as part of our energy briefing series on Wednesday, November 13th, at the DoubleTree by Hilton. Our presenter will be Dr. Joseph Moore, Project Manager with FORGE. Dr. Moore has participated in DOE projects since the mid-1970s. He holds appointments at the University of Utah as a Research Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and as an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Geology and Geophysics. Reservations are now open for this luncheon.

November 13, 2019 at 12:00 PM at the DoubleTree by Hilton

Cost is $15 which includes lunch and reservations can be made online at the Chamber website, www.gjchamber.org or by calling the office, at 970-242-3214.

This series is presented by Shear Inc & Atlasta Solar Center. It is sponsored in part by HRL Compliance and Munro Supply.

Click here to download the full version of the Grand Junction Area Chamber of Commerce October 2019 Newsletter.

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