Geothermal Energy in Illinois Thursday, July 29 at Noon CT Presented by:
Dr. Tugce Baser, Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
John Freitag, Executive Director, Geothermal Alliance of Illinois
Dr. Yu-Feng Forrest Lin, Director of Illinois Water Resources Center; Principal Research Hydrogeologist, Prairie Research Institute; Clinical Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering; Research Professor, Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Program Description: This presentation covers information about geothermal energy, applications, technology and industry in Illinois, and explain how public and private infrastructures could benefit from its efficiency in heating and cooling at multiple scales. Our presenters explain how operational performance depends on several design factors, as well as understanding and using knowledge of shallow ground processes to advance geothermal exchange systems in Illinois.