Several avenues of research have been pursued in support of Earth Source Heat by a multidisciplinary research team. The present focus is the Cornell University Borehole Observatory – CUBO – an exploration borehole designed to answer vital questions in order that evaluation of the feasibility of Earth Source Heat can advance. Drilling CUBO to approximately 3000 m (2 mile) depth is planned for late in 2021, and will initiate a long-term ability to observe, sample, and monitor subsurface conditions. The focuses for recent and ongoing research broadly include the technical aspects of identifying and modeling reservoirs, the economic costs of geothermal heating, and infrastructure designs. Studies are also ongoing to further our understanding of local subsurface geology, including the position and size of any possible structures.
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