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Title: Startup and operational case histories of the South Point Ethanol and Kentucky Agricultural Energy Corporation fuel ethanol plants. [60 million gal/yr and 21 million gal/yr]

Abstract

This paper presents the startup and operational case histories with economic assessments of two large alcohol fuel projects: South Point Ethanol at South Point, Ohio, and Kentucky Agricultural Energy Corporation of Franklin, Kentucky. In an effort to expedite fuel ethanol production on a commercial scale, both projects were awarded cost sharing Cooperative Agreement contracts from the Department of Energy and Loan Guarantees from the Farmers Home Administration. These projects represent a 60-million-gallon-per-year fuel ethanol facility, which was constructed by refurbishing a decommissioned ammonia fertilizer complex, and a 21-million-gallon-per-year fuel ethanol facility constructed on a 180-acre farm. These facilities' operation and economic case histories point out major problem areas and pitfalls that should be avoided in future plant construction. This report presents an ''as built'' description of each facility, the startup and operation case histories, the plant modifications made during startup phase of the project, mass balance, energy efficiency, ''as built'' capital cost, and operating costs. The appendices present detailed background, scope, and process descriptions for each project. 1 ref., 10 figs., 3 tabs.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
EG and G Idaho, Inc., Idaho Falls (USA)
OSTI Identifier:
5457122
Report Number(s):
EGG-M-00185; CONF-850104-7
ON: DE85014593
DOE Contract Number:  
AC07-76ID01570
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: 9. annual symposium on energy from biomass and wastes, Lake Buena Vista, FL, USA, 28 Jan 1985
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
09 BIOMASS FUELS; ETHANOL; PRODUCTION; ETHANOL PLANTS; OPERATION; START-UP; ENERGY EFFICIENCY; FERMENTATION; FINANCING; HISTORICAL ASPECTS; INTERAGENCY COOPERATION; KENTUCKY; MAIZE; MASS BALANCE; OHIO; ALCOHOLS; BIOCONVERSION; CEREALS; COOPERATION; EFFICIENCY; FEDERAL REGION IV; FEDERAL REGION V; GRASS; HYDROXY COMPOUNDS; INDUSTRIAL PLANTS; NORTH AMERICA; ORGANIC COMPOUNDS; PLANTS; USA; 090222* - Alcohol Fuels- Preparation from Wastes or Biomass- (1976-1989); 140504 - Solar Energy Conversion- Biomass Production & Conversion- (-1989)

Citation Formats

Jones, K.W. Startup and operational case histories of the South Point Ethanol and Kentucky Agricultural Energy Corporation fuel ethanol plants. [60 million gal/yr and 21 million gal/yr]. United States: N. p., 1985. Web.
Jones, K.W. Startup and operational case histories of the South Point Ethanol and Kentucky Agricultural Energy Corporation fuel ethanol plants. [60 million gal/yr and 21 million gal/yr]. United States.
Jones, K.W. Tue . "Startup and operational case histories of the South Point Ethanol and Kentucky Agricultural Energy Corporation fuel ethanol plants. [60 million gal/yr and 21 million gal/yr]". United States.
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abstractNote = {This paper presents the startup and operational case histories with economic assessments of two large alcohol fuel projects: South Point Ethanol at South Point, Ohio, and Kentucky Agricultural Energy Corporation of Franklin, Kentucky. In an effort to expedite fuel ethanol production on a commercial scale, both projects were awarded cost sharing Cooperative Agreement contracts from the Department of Energy and Loan Guarantees from the Farmers Home Administration. These projects represent a 60-million-gallon-per-year fuel ethanol facility, which was constructed by refurbishing a decommissioned ammonia fertilizer complex, and a 21-million-gallon-per-year fuel ethanol facility constructed on a 180-acre farm. These facilities' operation and economic case histories point out major problem areas and pitfalls that should be avoided in future plant construction. This report presents an ''as built'' description of each facility, the startup and operation case histories, the plant modifications made during startup phase of the project, mass balance, energy efficiency, ''as built'' capital cost, and operating costs. The appendices present detailed background, scope, and process descriptions for each project. 1 ref., 10 figs., 3 tabs.},
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