The Salton Sea is dying out and this is no new phenomenon: for decades now, the sea is slowly but surely losing its salt levels, affecting the fauna in and around it. That makes the Salton Sea Authority face a pressing issue: that of finding ways to save it. So its members have been thinking about tapping into its clean energy resources to come up with the money.
Earthquakes are a serious drawback and side effect of geothermal drilling and that could be damaging to the industry, especially after Japan’s nuclear experience. GTherm, a Connecticut-based company founded in 2008, thinks they can overcome the issue through their proprietary geothermal extraction process that doesn’t involve fracturing rock, which is apparently causing the quakes.
Greenfire Energy stands to prove us how good projects, as long as they’re really good, will stand out and receive funding. This project will get $2 million in funding for replacing water with CO2 in the process of extracting geothermal energy.