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  • Geothermal 'battery' repurposes abandoned oil and gas well in Illinois, researchers report

    Professor Tugce Baser

    Civil and environmental engineering professor Tugce Baser led the first field demonstration of subsurface geothermal energy storage utilizing an abandoned oil and gas well in the Illinois Basin.

    Photo by Fred Zwicky


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  • Editor’s notes:

    To reach Tugce Baser, call 217-300-9623; email

    The paper “Advanced geothermal energy storage systems by repurposing existing oil and gas wells: A full-scale experimental and numerical investigation” is available online and from the U. of I. News Bureau. DOI: 10.1016/j.renene.2022.07.145