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Title: Geothermal non-power application: The PNOC experience

Abstract

A 1 MWth multi-crop dehydration plant using waste geothermal energy is being operated by the Philippine National Oil Company-Energy Development Corporation (PNOC-EDC) at one of the reinjection pads at the Southern Negros Geothermal Project (SNGP). The facility is composed of two heat exchange systems, seven modular dryers of three different designs, a processing and storage area, a laboratory for quality control tests and an office for general administration and other services. Products from the plant include copra (dried coconut meat), dried fruits, fish and squid, and other agricultural products. Pilot demonstration runs showed the techno-economic: viability of the drying plant. Calculated IRR for production of copra and fruits is 19.3 %, giving a payback period on capital investment of 4.2 years. Sustainability of the operation of the plant requires detailed logistical, production, and marketing plans for the assumed production mix. The facility, which is from a grant from the United Nations Development Programme, is proposed to be {open_quotes}turned over{close_quotes} to a PNOC-formed consortium of farmers cooperatives and associations for its continuous operation and management as a profitable business venture for the community.

Authors:
; ;  [1]
  1. Philippine National Oil Company, Quezon City (Philippines)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
494335
Report Number(s):
CONF-960913-
TRN: 97:002642-0010
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Annual meeting of the Geothermal Resources Council, Portland, OR (United States), 29 Sep - 2 Oct 1996; Other Information: PBD: 1996; Related Information: Is Part Of Geothermal development in the Pacific rim. Transactions, Volume 20; PB: 886 p.
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
15 GEOTHERMAL ENERGY; 32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; PHILIPPINES; GEOTHERMAL RESOURCES; BUILDINGS; GEOTHERMAL HEATING; GEOTHERMAL ENERGY; RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT; ECONOMICS; FOOD INDUSTRY; FOOD; DEHYDRATION

Citation Formats

Chua, S E, Abito, G F, and Berbano, M C. Geothermal non-power application: The PNOC experience. United States: N. p., 1996. Web.
Chua, S E, Abito, G F, & Berbano, M C. Geothermal non-power application: The PNOC experience. United States.
Chua, S E, Abito, G F, and Berbano, M C. 1996. "Geothermal non-power application: The PNOC experience". United States.
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abstractNote = {A 1 MWth multi-crop dehydration plant using waste geothermal energy is being operated by the Philippine National Oil Company-Energy Development Corporation (PNOC-EDC) at one of the reinjection pads at the Southern Negros Geothermal Project (SNGP). The facility is composed of two heat exchange systems, seven modular dryers of three different designs, a processing and storage area, a laboratory for quality control tests and an office for general administration and other services. Products from the plant include copra (dried coconut meat), dried fruits, fish and squid, and other agricultural products. Pilot demonstration runs showed the techno-economic: viability of the drying plant. Calculated IRR for production of copra and fruits is 19.3 %, giving a payback period on capital investment of 4.2 years. Sustainability of the operation of the plant requires detailed logistical, production, and marketing plans for the assumed production mix. The facility, which is from a grant from the United Nations Development Programme, is proposed to be {open_quotes}turned over{close_quotes} to a PNOC-formed consortium of farmers cooperatives and associations for its continuous operation and management as a profitable business venture for the community.},
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