For more than 50 years, the Energy & Geoscience Institute (EGI) at the University of Utah has been a nexus for groundbreaking research in energy sciences. As the energy landscape changes, EGI is uniquely positioned to inform a secure and sustainable energy transition through its research across diverse energy disciplines. To showcase its latest findings and discuss developments shaping the industry, EGI will host its 2023 Annual Technical Conference at the University Park Marriott, gathering experts, corporate associates, and special guests for a multi-day exploration of innovative solutions in the energy transition.
On Sept. 19, the conference will commence with an update from the Utah FORGE team, which recently succeeded in demonstrating interwell connectivity in deep granite at temperatures exceeding 400 degrees Fahrenheit. This feat paves the way for a continuous flow of hot water, which has the potential to transform geothermal electricity production and enable diverse direct-use applications. The afternoon session will be dedicated to Carbon Capture, Utilization, and Sequestration. This session will offer insights into EGI’s ongoing work on projects funded by the U.S. Department of Energy and advancements in carbon management technology and policy.
On the second day of Technical Sessions, the morning session will feature presentations on energy fluids and critical minerals. Speakers will discuss energy exploration, the future of critical minerals, and leveraging data to optimize processes. The afternoon session will delve into energy efficiency, smart grids and grid security, and opportunities in the hydrogen economy. This diverse array of topics helps provide a holistic understanding of the complexities surrounding current and future energy ecosystems.
The Technical Conference will conclude on Sept. 21 with a field course exploring the Great Salt Lake region’s archaeology, geology, and geomorphology. Stops include Knolls Sand Dunes, the Historic Wendover Airfield, Danger Cave, Juke Box Trench and Bonneville Salt Flats.
Conference registration is free of charge, but advance registration is required as seating is limited. To see the detailed agenda and register for the event, please visit egi.utah.edu or contact email@example.com.