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Jefferson Tester

MIT Chemical Engineering Professor Jefferson Tester discusses geothermal energy and the future of U.S. engery policy, 7/26/2007

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6-3-2009
Great Lecture Mr. Tester.

I read most of the report “The Future of Geothermal Energy” which you have been part of. I watched video (your lecture) recently and learned some new facts – Thanks.

Without any doubt, Geothermal is the solution for energy problem for our and future generations.
Many ignores geothermal, because it is perceived to be too small and too localized to make difference. Their opinions are base on performance of existing geothermal plants which depend on naturally formed geothermal reservoir which are limited and sometimes located in restricted areas.

For long time in the peoples mind was and still is the intriguing question: “Will we be able in the future “somehow”, to use effectively the heat of the deep, hot dry rock formations of Earth’s crust, and possibly even deeper, almost unlimited energy in Earth’s magma”? The answer on that fascinating question is YES and I have solution for it now.

Regarding Enhanced Geothermal System (EGS); Although EGS is focused on right target, Hot Dry Rocs, its method is not adequate. There are serious obstacles that need to be resolved as you and other panel members from the “report” agreed. It may be debatable the level of difficulties but existing approach for EGS needs substantial improvement.
As you know, in order to function properly Enhanced Geothermal Systems (EGS) needs three crucial factors: Water, Permeability of the rocks and Heat. Although heat is given factor, water and permeability are serious limitations; 1. Searching for and locating a large mass of sub-horizontal rocks with adequate permeability to provide adequate water flow through hot rocks. 2. If permeability is not adequate then to enhance it. 3. Needs for substantial amount of water to provide underground reservoir at the places where water has not been naturally accumulated. 4. Constant supply of water to compensate for expected and definite lost of it – just to mention a few. Also, possibility of inducing seismicity is serious factor to consider.

I am working independently on the same issue; utilizing limitless source of energy a few miles below our feet “dry hot rocks”. My method is much better then limited existing geothermal plants and experimental Enhanced Geothermal System (EGS).
My proposal can make USA energy independent and as a new technology it might be solution for our economy crises that we are facing these days. I need your help.

I am reluctant to disclose information about it at this moment through this medium but I would like to be in contact with you.
May I have your contact information?

Nikola Lakic
Indio, CA 92201
760-347-1609 / 760-333-3851 cell nlakic@inflasole.com

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