The Laboratory supplies vital information on the renewable energy source tapped from the Earth's internal heat. In over 42 continuous years as a center of excellence, SMU's Geothermal Laboratory has been awarded over $9M from the U.S. Department of Energy, the National Science Foundation, the Texas State Energy Office, and others, to research this source of clean renewable energy.
The SMU Geothermal Lab hosts a conference dedicated to Geothermal Energy and Waste Heat to Power: Utilizing Oil and Gas Plays. Join us in learning about state-of-the-art technology, discuss surface equipment and deep resources, while partnering with others in the US and abroad who are interested in developing sedimentary basins into a total energy solution.
Through work supported by Google.org, SMU's Geothermal Laboratory is researching new areas for Geothermal development across North America.
As authors of the Geothermal Map of North America (1992, published by Geological Society of America; 2004, published by American Association of Petroleum Geologists; 2011 update supported by Google.org), the SMU Geothermal Lab knows Geothermal.