RENO, Nev., May 17 (UPI) — Federal officials have given the University of Nevada-Reno a $1.2 million grant to establish the nation’s first geothermal energy training program.
U.S. Department of Energy officials said the grant will be used by the university to develop and operate the National Geothermal Institute, a consortium of top geothermal schools. The consortium will include the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cornell University, Stanford University, the Oregon Institute of Technology, the University of Utah and possibly others as the program expands.
Officials said the institute, which will involve all facets of geothermal energy production, is envisioned to augment the University of Nevada’s Great Basin Center for Geothermal Energy by providing relevant research and trained graduates for the geothermal industry.
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