GTI’s Jim Hollis to Participate in Southwest Research Institute’s “GEOTHERMAL ENERGY MACHINERY AND SYSTEMS (GEMS) WORKSHOP”

by Geothermal Technologies | Nov 9, 2023 | Announcements


Geothermal Technologies, Inc. (GTI) will be participating in Southwest Research Institute’s (SwRI) invitation only Geothermal Energy Machinery and Systems (GEMS) Workshop in San Antonio, TX on November 29 and 30, 2023.

On Wednesday, GTI’s Jim Hollis will take part in an Industry-focused panel discussion alongside representatives from Atlas Copco, Cryq Energy, Baker Hughes, and BCG.  And, on Thursday, November 30th’ Jim will be making a presentation to the group on “Mining Energy from Hot Sedimentary Aquifers”. 

About the GEMS Workshop (
Geothermal energy is a viable alternative source to provide highly reliable baseload electricity on the path toward a decarbonized energy economy. Recent advances in the areas of engineered and deep geothermal technologies have created opportunities for surface power generation to operate at higher temperatures with higher efficiencies and reliability. However, as the drilling technology has advanced, there has been insufficient focus on the need for matching surface equipment and systems. Direct flash, indirect organic Rankine, sCO2 and other plant cycle machinery and systems must be developed to meet the demand for advanced geothermal surface power technology. The Geothermal Energy Machinery and System (GEMS) Workshop aims to provide an opportunity for industry experts to meet and discuss the technology development needs for advanced geothermal surface plants. This joint industry-government-academia GEMS workshop will provide an open information and networking session with the primary goal to advance geothermal power plant technology. Researchers, industry partners, and end-users will meet in this workshop to discuss state-of-the-art technology and application requirements, identify technology gaps and research needs, and develop guidance to coordinate and direct future pre-competitive R&D activities related to geothermal power technologies. Open discussion sessions will be held to solicit input from workshop participants on the direction of energy storage research funding. This 1.5-day event is jointly organized by members from the industry, academia and the US Department of Energy.

About Southwest Research Institute:
SwRI is an R&D problem solving organization providing independent, premier services to government and industry clients. Our multidisciplinary nature allows us to rapidly assemble diverse teams to tackle problems from multiple directions. We push the boundaries of science and technology to develop innovative solutions that advance the state of the art and improve human health and safety. Operating as a nonprofit since our 1947 inception, we work in the public’s best interest and toward the betterment of humanity. And as a contract R&D organization, we are here when you need us.

About Geothermal Technologies, Inc.:
Geothermal Technologies (GTI) was founded in 2018 to commercialize technology that was developed at the Johns Hopkins University.  GTI’s GenaSys™ Geothermal Energy Harvesting System revolutionizes how we harness renewable energy.  GTI’s innovative technologies, when coupled with recently developed oil & gas and power generation technologies, enable the company to produce clean, renewable, low cost, baseload electricity, throughout the world, for decades to come.  The company has recently secured a series of GenaSys geothermal power well permits from the State of Colorado and plans to begin construction soon.