UAF gets $4.6 million for geothermal research 

From the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner: University of Alaska Fairbanks researchers have received a $4.6 million federal grant to study the energy-producing potential of a vast hot springs on the Seward Peninsula. Researchers hope to evaluate the geothermal resources at Pilgrim Hot Springs, a largely undeveloped site located 37 miles from Nome. If the results are promising, they say the knowledge gained from the research could provide a boost for communities throughout the state. The federal grant requires $1 million in local matching funds, which haven’t been secured. Holdmann said ACEP is applying for the funds through the state’s Renewable Energy Fund. Read more

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