You’re Invited! Geothermal Manufacturing Prize Finalist Announcement

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January 7, 2022

You’re Invited! Geothermal Manufacturing Prize Finalist Announcement

The Geothermal Manufacturing Prize Make! Demo Day Finalist Announcement is Thursday, Jan. 13 at 2 p.m. ET, and you’re invited to join! At this virtual event, up to five teams will be selected to move on as finalists in the Geo! Contest, splitting $1 million in prizes 

The American-Made Geothermal Manufacturing Prize is a competition designed to advance geothermal energy technology using 3D printing. During the course of the prize, teams participate in a series of progressive competitions to address the manufacturing challenges associated with working in harsh geothermal environmental conditions. Manufacturing innovations can help lower costs of geothermal development and bring more affordable renewable power to Americans across the nation.  

Since learning of their status as Set! Contest semifinalists in March 2021, nine teams have been working diligently, preparing their technologies for the next milestone: creating a prototype to showcase ahead of Make! Demo Day. For the past several months, these teams have been fabricating prototypes of their additive manufacturing designs, identifying Geo! partner(s), and using continual customer and stakeholder feedback to substantially advance their prototypes. Teams will present their prototypes to a panel of expert reviewers on Jan. 12.  

At this live event on Jan. 13, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Kelly Speakes-Backman will announce which teams will advance to the Geo! Contest. As part of the Geo! contest, these finalists will manufacture an advanced functional prototype and field test it using partner facilities, and two teams will be declared the winners.  

You won’t want to miss this exciting milestone! Register to attend. 

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