Navigation Links
Stanford geoscientist cites critical need for basic research to unleash promising energy sources
Date:12/4/2012

"There is a critical need for scientists to address basic questions that have hindered the development of emerging energy resources, including geothermal, wind, solar and natural gas, from underground shale formations," said Mark Zoback, a professor of geophysics at Stanford University. "In this talk we present, from a university perspective, a few examples of fundamental research needs related to improved energy and resource recovery."

Zoback, an authority on shale gas development and hydraulic fracturing, served on the U.S. Secretary of Energy's Committee on Shale Gas Development. His remarks will be presented in collaboration with Jeff Tester, an expert on geothermal energy from Cornell University, and Murray Hitzman, a leader in the study of "energy critical elements" from the Colorado School of Mines.

Enhanced geothermal systems

"One option for transitioning away from our current hydrocarbon-based energy system to non-carbon sources is geothermal energy from both conventional hydrothermal resources and enhanced geothermal systems," said Zoback, a senior fellow at the Precourt Institute for Energy at Stanford.

Unlike conventional geothermal power, which typically depends on heat from geysers and hot springs near the surface, enhanced geothermal technology has been touted as a major source of clean energy for much of the planet.

The idea is to pump water into a deep well at pressures strong enough to fracture hot granite and other high-temperature rock miles below the surface. These fractures enhance the permeability of the rock, allowing the water to circulate and become hot.

A second well delivers steam back to the surface. The steam is used to drive a turbine that produces electricity with virtually no greenhouse gas emissions. The steam eventually cools and is re-injected underground and recycled to the surface.

In 2006, Tester co-authored a major report on the subject, estimating tha
'/>"/>

Contact: Mark Shwartz, Stanford Precourt Institute for Energy
mshwartz@stanford.edu
650-723-9296
Stanford University
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3 4

Related biology news :

1. Stanford scientists build the first all-carbon solar cell
2. Gladstone, Stanford scientists block toxic protein that plays key role in Lou Gehrigs disease
3. The 2013 HFSP Nakasone Award goes to Stephen Quake of Stanford University
4. Stanford bioengineer Christina Smolke wins NIH Directors Pioneer Award
5. Stanford researchers discover the anternet
6. Stanford expert brings climate change science to heated Capitol Hill
7. Stanford-Penn State scientists use microbes to make clean methane
8. Stanford-SLAC team uses X-ray imaging to observe running batteries in action
9. Stanford researchers calculate global health impacts of the Fukushima nuclear disaster
10. Stanford scientists find molecule to starve lung cancer and improve ventilator recovery
11. Stanford marine biologist Barbara Block wins Rolex Award for Enterprise
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:3/31/2015)... 2015   Guidepoint , a leading global research ... Pain Management TRACKER, part of the Guidepoint TRACKER ... the medical device and therapeutics markets. The Post-Surgical Pain ... volumes, market share, and adoption rates across three major ... surgery. The Post-Surgical Pain Management TRACKER will ...
(Date:3/26/2015)... , March 26, 2015 ... family, social, recreation and athletic club, today announced it ... to allow freedom of movement for members and staff, ... "Following a comprehensive process, we selected FST,s IMID Access ... and convenience for our members and staff, in addition ...
(Date:3/24/2015)... ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/kvdtcw/face_and_voice ) has announced the addition of the ... report to their offering. This report analyzes the worldwide ... following Segments: Face Biometrics, and Voice Biometrics. The report provides separate ... Japan , Europe , ... Africa , and Latin America . ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Guidepoint Launches Post-Surgical Pain Management TRACKER 2Guidepoint Launches Post-Surgical Pain Management TRACKER 3Granite Club First Private Club in North America to Implement FST Biometrics Secure Access Solution, as Part of Multi-million Dollar Expansion 2Face and Voice Biometrics - Global Strategic Business Report 2015: Face Recognition Gains Prominence in Immigration Control 2Face and Voice Biometrics - Global Strategic Business Report 2015: Face Recognition Gains Prominence in Immigration Control 3Face and Voice Biometrics - Global Strategic Business Report 2015: Face Recognition Gains Prominence in Immigration Control 4Face and Voice Biometrics - Global Strategic Business Report 2015: Face Recognition Gains Prominence in Immigration Control 5Face and Voice Biometrics - Global Strategic Business Report 2015: Face Recognition Gains Prominence in Immigration Control 6
... by a particular enzyme to modify bacterial chromosome chemistry, ... new kind of drug that could stop virulent bacterial ... in the May 6 issue of the journal Cell. ... enzyme called Dam (DNA adenine methyltransferase) plays a role ...
... that can survive encounters with specific immune system cells ... cells, known as neutrophils, dictate whether our immune system ... the research was released today online in The Journal ... Laboratories (RML), part of the National Institute of Allergy ...
... the field of human embryonic stem cell research receives ... also exploring the potential of adult stem cells for ... adult stem cell research isn't fraught with the controversies ... extremely difficult to isolate and then to multiply in ...
Cached Biology News:Scientists take aim at virulent bacteria by decoding machinery of key control enzyme 2Scientists reveal how disease bacterium survives inside immune system cell 2Scientists reveal how disease bacterium survives inside immune system cell 3Researchers discover mechanism for multiplying adult stem cells 2
(Date:4/28/2015)... 2015  Adaptive Biotechnologies today announced the recent ... The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center ... identification and quantification of populations of B cells ... of people with classical Hodgkin,s lymphoma (CHL). The ... Haematology , represent a first step toward developing ...
(Date:4/28/2015)... ANN ARBOR, Mich. , April 28, 2015 ... OncoTargets and Therapy today shows that the Paradigm ... FoundationOne test across a number of key clinical variables, ... The purpose of the analysis was to ... for profiling cancer patients compared with each other.  ...
(Date:4/28/2015)... (PRWEB) April 28, 2015 More than ... psychosis at some point over the course of their ... symptoms that worsen as the disease progresses. ReachMD ... announces the launch of a series dedicated to PD ... in PD, movement disorders, and psychiatric conditions. , The ...
(Date:4/28/2015)... York, New York (PRWEB) April 28, 2015 ... operations including sales, marketing, and customer service operations across ... The Eeva Test , the first and only FDA-cleared ... proprietary algorithm to aid in embryo selection during IVF. ... career in the field of Reproductive Sciences, including both ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Adaptive Biotechnologies and Researchers from MD Anderson Cancer Center Demonstrate Ability to Detect Hodgkin's Lymphoma in Blood 2Adaptive Biotechnologies and Researchers from MD Anderson Cancer Center Demonstrate Ability to Detect Hodgkin's Lymphoma in Blood 3Paradigm Cancer Diagnostic Test (PCDx) Performed Better Than FoundationOne In Side by Side Clinical Study 2Paradigm Cancer Diagnostic Test (PCDx) Performed Better Than FoundationOne In Side by Side Clinical Study 3ReachMD Launches Series Focusing on Parkinson’s Disease Psychosis 2Progyny Appoints Gary Harton as Group Senior Vice President, Commercial Development 2
... Continues to ... Broaden Product Portfolio, WAYNE, Pa., Feb. 14 ... fiscal second quarter and,six months ended December 31, 2007., For ... the Company,s Drew, Vascular and Escalon Digital Solutions (EMI),business units, which ...
... PALO ALTO, Calif., Feb. 14 CV Therapeutics,Inc. ... accordance with Nasdaq,marketplace rule 4350, the Company issued ... due to additional hiring, primarily in,connection with its ... inducement stock options cover an aggregate 119,200 shares ...
... WASHINGTON, Feb. 14 As part of ... create a pathway for,FDA approval of safe and ... features a footprint in the snow stating: "Don,t ... highlights how meaningful biogenerics legislation should be,balanced to ...
Cached Biology Technology:Escalon(R) Reports Second Quarter Fiscal 2008 Results 2Escalon(R) Reports Second Quarter Fiscal 2008 Results 3Escalon(R) Reports Second Quarter Fiscal 2008 Results 4Escalon(R) Reports Second Quarter Fiscal 2008 Results 5Escalon(R) Reports Second Quarter Fiscal 2008 Results 6Escalon(R) Reports Second Quarter Fiscal 2008 Results 7Escalon(R) Reports Second Quarter Fiscal 2008 Results 8CV Therapeutics Reports Option Grants Under Nasdaq Marketplace Rule 4350 2
Request Info...
Secure-Seal™ spacer, one well, 20 mm diameter, 0.12 mm deep *set of 100*...
Synphilin 1 Immunogen: Synthetic peptide corresponding to residues S(829) L E L N G E K D K D K G R T L Q R T(847) of human Synphilin 1. Storage: -20 C, Avoid Freeze/Thaw Cycles...
Request Info...
Biology Products: