January 2021 Deep Geothermal Energy

January  Meeting

Please Join us January 19th with Vikram Rao for a meeting discussing new Geothermal opportunities enabled by recent drilling technologies

Please join us for a virtual meeting on Tuesday January 19th at 6:00 PM with Vikram(Vik) Rao to learn about how the oil & gas industry could take their skills in finding oil & gas and use those skills to develop geothermal heat resources.  There is lots of usable heat that could be transferred to the surface and used as a baseload energy resource.  Vik has been a resource for a number of recent geothermal articles including:

This is a new and exciting technology competing to address the critical need of deployable electricity that is available when solar and wind power aren’t.  It also leverages some of the technologies that the large oil companies have mastered in the greenest way.


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Tuesday, January 19, 2021
6:00 – 7:00 PM


Online Webinar

Passcode: 011921 


NCAEE Members and Friends


No cost for attendees

Speaker Bio:

Vikram Rao is Executive Director, Research Triangle Energy Consortium www.rtec-rtp.org , a non-profit in energy founded by Duke University, North Carolina State University, RTI International and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Its mission is to illuminate national energy priorities, and those of the world by extension, and to catalyze research to address these priorities. Dr. Rao advises the non-profit RTI International, venture capitalist Energy Ventures AS, and firms BioLargo Inc., Global Energy Talent Ltd., Biota Technology Inc., Melior Innovations Inc. and Eastman Chemicals Company. He retired as Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of Halliburton Company in 2008 and followed his wife to Chapel Hill, NC, where she is on the UNC faculty. Later that year he took his current position. He also is past Chairman of the North Carolina Mining and Energy Commission.

Dr. Rao’s book Shale Gas: the Promise and the Peril was revised in 2015 and can be found at www.rti.org/shaleoilandgas . It is written for general audiences and is intended to inform the heated debate on fracturing for shale gas. His book with Dr. Rob Knight, Sustainable Shale Oil and Gas: Analytical Chemistry, Geochemistry and Biochemistry Methods, was released by Elsevier Press in October, 2016.

Dr. Rao holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology in Madras, India, along with a master’s degree and a doctorate in Materials Science and Engineering from Stanford University. He is the author of more than 40 publications and has been awarded 42 US patents and foreign analogs.


Additional Information:

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