GreenFire Energy Inc. announced that it was awarded more than USD 2.7M by the California Energy Commission (CEC) to install its Steam Dominated GreenLoop (SDGL) technology at The Geysers geothermal field in California. A large portion of The Geysers geothermal resource mainly produces superheated steam. This project will demonstrate the use of GreenFire Energy’s SDGL technology to economically produce power without impacting the geothermal reservoir’s capacity or reducing resource pressure in steam-dominated reservoirs.
To demonstrate the SDGL technology, GreenFire Energy will install a specialized down bore heat exchanger in an existing low-production well. Results will be analyzed using proprietary GreenLoop Accurate Resource and Project Analytics to determine the technical and economic feasibility of using SDGL at full scale at The Geysers and in other steam or 2-phase dominated geothermal resources in California and beyond.