Recovery Action - DUNS 078576738. This modification is issued to obligate American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (Recovery Act) of 2009 funds to the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory for the purpose of providing $248,800 in operating funds for Project #20685 - EGS R&D (2004190). These funds are to be distributed to Agreement # 19978-Enhanced Geothermal Systems (EGS) with C02 as Heat Transmission Fluid in accordance with FWP# ESD09-006. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory will conduct experiments on fluid flow, heat transfer. and rock-fluid chemical interactions to 1) test theoretical predictions about favorable fluid flow and heat transfer characteristics of C02, 2) obtain basic data needed to evaluate the concept, and 3) design a field test.
The contract was competitively awarded. Contract is a cost reimbursement type because of the nature of the research mission makes the estimation of cost of performance impractical.