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Great Basin Center for Geothermal Energy


The Great Basin Center for Geothermal Energy (GBCGE) is in the Mackay School of Earth Sciences and Engineering includes researchers from the UNR Colleges of Science and Engineering, and the Desert Research Institute. The Center is a nexus for the conduct of interdisciplinary research, education and exploration by industry, academia and government on the geothermal resources of the Great Basin and western United States.

The GBCGE conducts fundamental and applied research, provides educational materials and training at the undergraduate through post-graduate level, organizes multidisciplinary activities in the exploration for new resources and provides data and information on geothermal resources in the state of Nevada. GBCGE is involved in identifying and evaluating new and emerging technologies for geothermal energy discovery and resource characterization. Center faculty train MS and PhD students in geoscience and engineering fields relevant to the geothermal industry and lead the National Geothermal Academy. GBCGE has conducted several regional assessments of geothermal potential including geologic mapping, geophysical and geochemical analysis of surface and subsurface data sets. Synthesis and integration of this information is provided in reports, maps and on-line databases. Such information is used by the financial community, the energy user, regulatory and environmental communities as well as geothermal power producers to facilitate new or expanded uses of geothermal energy. Additional information is available through the Center’s web site.