GEOTHERMAL TECHNOLOGIES LEGACY COLLECTION - Bibliographic Citation


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Title: Beowawe Bottoming Binary Unit - Final Technical Report for EE0002856
Creator/Author: McDonald, Dale Edward
Publication Date:2013 Feb 12
OSTI Identifier:OSTI 1083965
Report Number(s):DOE/EE0002856-1
DOE Contract Number:EE0002856
Document Type:Technical Report
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Coverage:Final
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Research Org:Beowawe Power, LLC
Sponsoring Org:USDOE EE Office of Geothermal Technologies (EE-2C)
Subject:15 GEOTHERMAL ENERGY
Keywords:Low temperature bottoming binary power generation
Description/Abstract:This binary plant is the first high-output refrigeration based waste heat recovery cycle in the industry. Its working fluid is environmentally friendly and as such, the permits that would be required with a butane based cycle are not necessary. The unit is modularized, meaning that the unit’s individual skids were assembled in another location and were shipped via truck to the plant site. This project proves the technical feasibility of using low temperature brine The development of the unit led to the realization of low temperature, high output, and environmentally friendly heat recovery systems through domestic research and engineering. The project generates additional renewable energy for Nevada, resulting in cleaner air and reduced carbon dioxide emissions. Royalty and tax payments to governmental agencies will increase, resulting in reduced financial pressure on local entities. The major components of the unit were sourced from American companies, resulting in increased economic activity throughout the country.
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Country of Publication:US
Language:English
Size/Format:Medium: ED; Size: 45 pages, 13393 kb
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System Entry Date:2014 Jan 06
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