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Using DNA fingerprints of subsurface microbes to characterize geothermal reservoirs

TomKat Center for Sustainable Energy

PIs: Anne E. Dekas, Earth System Science; Roland Horne, Energy Resources Engineering


These researchers will explore the DNA fingerprints of the microbial community of a geothermal reservoir, a technology that has become economical only recently. The work could greatly improve the resolution of reservoir characterization, fracture simulation research, and performance of conventional geothermal reservoirs and enhanced geothermal systems.