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Title: Feasibility study for a 10-MM-GPY fuel ethanol plant, Brady Hot Springs, Nevada. Volume 1. Process and plant design
Publication Date:1980 Sep 01
OSTI Identifier:OSTI 5985734
Report Number(s):DOE/RA/50354-T1-Vol.1
DOE Contract Number:FG07-80RA50354
Document Type:Technical Report
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Research Org:Geothermal Food Processors, Inc., Fernley, NV (USA)
Sponsoring Org:Not Available
Subject:09 BIOMASS FUELS; 15 GEOTHERMAL ENERGY; ETHANOL; PRODUCTION; ETHANOL PLANTS; ECONOMIC ANALYSIS; FEASIBILITY STUDIES; GEOTHERMAL PROCESS HEAT; ANIMAL FEEDS; AVAILABILITY; BARLEY; BIOMASS CONVERSION PLANTS; BY-PRODUCTS; DESIGN; DISTILLATION; DISTILLERS DRIED GRAINS; ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS; FERMENTATION; MAIZE; MARKET; NEVADA; SOCIO-ECONOMIC FACTORS; ALCOHOLS; BIOCONVERSION; CEREALS; ECONOMICS; ENERGY; FOOD; GRAMINEAE; GRASS; HEAT; HYDROXY COMPOUNDS; INDUSTRIAL PLANTS; INSTITUTIONAL FACTORS; NORTH AMERICA; ORGANIC COMPOUNDS; PLANTS; PROCESS HEAT; SEPARATION PROCESSES; USA; WESTERN REGION
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Description/Abstract:An investigation was performed to determine the technical and economic viability of constructing and operating a geothermally heated, biomass, motor fuel alcohol plant at Brady's Hot Springs. The results of the study are positive, showing that a plant of innovative, yet proven design can be built to adapt current commerical fermentation-distillation technology to the application of geothermal heat energy. The specific method of heat production from the Brady's Hot Spring wells has been successful for some time at an onion drying plant. Further development of the geothermal resource to add the capacity needed for an ethanol plant is found to be feasible for a plant sized to produce 10 million gallons of motor fuel grade ethanol per year. A very adequate supply of feedgrains is found to be available for use in the plant without impact on the local or regional feedgrain market. The effect of diverting supplies from the animal feedlots in Northern Nevada and California will be mitigated by the by-product output of high-protein feed supplements that the plant will produce. The plant will have a favorable impact on the local farming economies of Fallon, Lovelock, Winnemucca and Elko, Nevada. It will make a positive and significant socioeconomic contribution to Churchill County, providing direct employment for an additional 61 persons. Environmental impact will be negligible, involving mostly a moderate increase in local truck traffic and railroad siding activity. The report is presented in two volumes. Volume 1 deals with the technical design aspects of the plant. The second volume addresses the issue of expanded geothermal heat production at Brady's Hot Springs, goes into the details of feedstock supply economics, and looks at the markets for the plant's primary ethanol product, and the markets for its feed supplement by-products. The report concludes with an analysis of the economic viability of the proposed project.
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Country of Publication:US
Language:English
Size/Format:Medium: ED; Size: Pages: 110
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Availability:NTIS, PC A06/MF A01.
System Entry Date:2013 Sep 12
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