Chad Augustine is a member of the Technology Systems and Sustainability Analysis Group in the Strategic Energy Analysis Center.
Geothermal Energy Engineer/Analyst
On staff since March 2009
Phone number: 303-384-7382
Areas of expertise
- Techno-economic modeling of Enhanced Geothermal Systems (EGS)
- Geothermal resource assessment
- High pressure, high temperature reaction systems
Primary research interests
- EGS demonstration and deployment
- Advanced drilling systems research
- Thermodynamics and process modeling of binary power plant systems
Education and background training
- Ph.D. in chemical engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA
- M.S. in chemical engineering Practice, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA
- B.S. in chemical engineering, Iowa State University, Ames, IA
- Member of Geothermal Resources Council
Augustine, C.; Bain, R.; Chapman, J.; Denholm, P.; Drury, E.; Hall, D.G.; Lantz, E.; Margolis, R.; Thresher, R.; Sandor, D.; Bishop, N.A.; Brown, S.R.; Cada, G.F.; Felker, F. (2012). Renewable Electricity Futures Study. Volume 2: Renewable Electricity Generation and Storage Technologies. (Volume 2 of 4). Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory 370 pp.; NREL Report No. TP-6A20-52409-2.
Esposito, A.; Augustine, C. (2011). Geopressured Geothermal Resource and Recoverable Energy Estimate for the Wilcox and Frio Formations, Texas. Geothermal: Sustainable, Green Energy; GRC 2011 Annual Meeting, 23-26 October 2011, San Diego, California. Davis, CA: Geothermal Resources Council (GRC) pp. 1563-1571; NREL Report No. CP-6A20-51648.
Augustine, C. (2011). Updated U.S. Geothermal Supply Characterization and Representation for Market Penetration Model Input. 103 pp.; NREL Report No. TP-6A2-47459.
Augustine, C. (2009). "Hydrothermal Flame Spallation Drilling and Advanced Energy Conversion Technologies for Engineered Geothermal Systems." Doctoral Thesis, Department of Chemical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Augustine, C. and J.W. Tester. (2009). "Hydrothermal Flames: From Phenomenological Experimental Demonstrations to Quantitative Understanding." Journal of Supercritical Fluids, Volume 47, Issue 3, p. 415-430.
Full list of Chad Augustine publications (NREL)
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