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DE-FOA-0000890: Frontier Observatory for Research in Geothermal Energy (FORGE)

The objective of this announcement is to establish a dedicated Enhanced Geothermal Systems (EGS) field laboratory called the Frontier Observatory for Research in Geothermal Energy (FORGE). FORGE is envisioned as a dedicated site where new technologies and techniques can be tested, with a central focus on EGS validation, optimization and replicability at scale. FORGE is a critical step towards creating a commercial pathway to EGS within an aggressive timeframe; FORGE will promote high-risk-reward science and engineering focused on addressing EGS barriers and a robust instrumentation and data collection effort that will allow the geothermal and other subsurface sectors to gain a fundamental understanding of the key mechanisms controlling thermo-mechanical-chemical-hydrologic processes at depth.


Required Application Documents

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Full Application

  • SF 424 Application for Federal Assistance (Last Updated: 3/4/2014 10:11 AM ET)
  • SF 424A Budget Information (Last Updated: 3/4/2014 10:11 AM ET)
  • Budget Justification PMC 123.1 EERE 159 (Last Updated: 3/4/2014 10:12 AM ET)
  • Environmental Impact Questionnaire (Last Updated: 3/4/2014 10:12 AM ET)
  • SF LLL Disclosure of Lobbying Information (Last Updated: 3/4/2014 10:13 AM ET)

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Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 11/12/2014 8:00 PM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 4/28/2015 7:00 AM ET – 5/15/2015 6:00 PM ET