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Title: Geothermal direct-heat utilization assistance. Quarterly project progress report, January--March 1996

Abstract

This report summarizes geothermal technical assistance, R&D, and technology transfer activities of the Geo-Heat Center. It describes 95 contacts with parties during this period related to technical assistance with goethermal direct heat projects. Areas dealt with include geothermal heat pumps, space heating, greenhouses, aquaculture, equipment, economics, and resources. Research activities are summarized on geothermal district heating system cost evaluation and silica waste utilization project. Outreach activities include publication of a geothermal direct use Bulletin, dissemination of information, goethermal library, technical papers and seminars, and progress monitor reports on geothermal resources and utilization.

Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Oregon Inst. of Tech., Klamath Falls, OR (United States). Geo-Heat Center
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
221906
Report Number(s):
DOE/ID/13040-T31
ON: DE96009232
DOE Contract Number:
FG07-90ID13040
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 1996
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
15 GEOTHERMAL ENERGY; 29 ENERGY PLANNING AND POLICY; GEOTHERMAL HEATING; RESEARCH PROGRAMS; TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER; PROGRESS REPORT; Geothermal Legacy

Citation Formats

NONE. Geothermal direct-heat utilization assistance. Quarterly project progress report, January--March 1996. United States: N. p., 1996. Web. doi:10.2172/221906.
NONE. Geothermal direct-heat utilization assistance. Quarterly project progress report, January--March 1996. United States. doi:10.2172/221906.
NONE. 1996. "Geothermal direct-heat utilization assistance. Quarterly project progress report, January--March 1996". United States. doi:10.2172/221906. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/221906.
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