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Title: Mountain Home Geothermal Project: geothermal energy applications in an integrated livestock meat and feed production facility at Mountain Home, Idaho. [Contains glossary]

Abstract

The Mountain Home Geothermal Project is an engineering and economic study of a vertically integrated livestock meat and feed production facility utilizing direct geothermal energy from the KGRA (Known Geothermal Resource Area) southeast of Mountain Home, Idaho. A system of feed production, swine raising, slaughter, potato processing and waste management was selected for study based upon market trends, regional practices, available technology, use of commercial hardware, resource characteristics, thermal cascade and mass flow considerations, and input from the Advisory Board. The complex covers 160 acres; utilizes 115 million Btu per hour (34 megawatts-thermal) of geothermal heat between 300/sup 0/F and 70/sup 0/F; has an installed capital of $35.5 million;produces 150,000 hogs per year, 28 million lbs. of processed potatoes per year, and on the order of 1000 continuous horsepower from methane. The total effluent is 200 gallons per minute (gpm) of irrigation water and 7300 tons per year of saleable high grade fertilizer. The entire facility utilizes 1000 gpm of 350/sup 0/F geothermal water. The economic analysis indicates that the complex should have a payout of owner-invested capital of just over three years. Total debt at 11% per year interest would be paid out in 12 (twelve) years.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Energetics Marketing and Management Associates Ltd., San Francisco, CA (USA); Longyear (Fred) Co., Sacramento, CA (USA); Agricultural Growth Industries, Inc., Concord, CA (USA); International Engineering Co., Inc., San Francisco, CA (USA); Ecoview, Napa, CA (USA); Coopers and Lybrand, San Francisco, CA (USA)
OSTI Identifier:
6010682
Report Number(s):
DOE/ET/28442-1
DOE Contract Number:  
ET-78-C-07-1704
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
15 GEOTHERMAL ENERGY; AGRICULTURE; GEOTHERMAL ENERGY; GEOTHERMAL PROCESS HEAT; VERTICAL INTEGRATION; ANIMAL FEEDS; PRODUCTION; ANIMAL SHELTERS; GEOTHERMAL SPACE HEATING; METHANE; POTATOES; FOOD PROCESSING; SWINE; ANIMAL BREEDING; NUTRITION; BIOGAS PROCESS; DESIGN; DIAGRAMS; ECONOMIC ANALYSIS; ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS; FERTILIZERS; FINANCING; FLOWSHEETS; GEOTHERMAL AIR CONDITIONING; GEOTHERMAL RESOURCES; GEOTHERMAL WELLS; INSTITUTIONAL FACTORS; KGRA; MARKET; PIPELINES; RESERVOIR TEMPERATURE; SOCIO-ECONOMIC FACTORS; THERMAL WATERS; WASTE MANAGEMENT; AIR CONDITIONING; ALKANES; ANAEROBIC DIGESTION; ANIMALS; BIOCONVERSION; BUILDINGS; CRYOGENIC FLUIDS; DIGESTION; DOMESTIC ANIMALS; ECONOMICS; ENERGY; ENERGY SOURCES; FLUIDS; FOOD; GEOTHERMAL HEATING; HEAT; HEATING; HYDROCARBONS; MAMMALS; MANAGEMENT; ORGANIC COMPOUNDS; PROCESS HEAT; PROCESSING; RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES; RESOURCES; SHELTERS; SPACE HEATING; TUBERS; VEGETABLES; VERTEBRATES; WASTE PROCESSING; WELLS; Geothermal Legacy; 151000* - Geothermal Energy- Direct Energy Utilization

Citation Formats

Longyear, A.B., Brink, W.R., Fisher, L.A., Matherson, R.H., Neilson, J.A., and Sanyal, S.K. Mountain Home Geothermal Project: geothermal energy applications in an integrated livestock meat and feed production facility at Mountain Home, Idaho. [Contains glossary]. United States: N. p., 1979. Web. doi:10.2172/6010682.
Longyear, A.B., Brink, W.R., Fisher, L.A., Matherson, R.H., Neilson, J.A., & Sanyal, S.K. Mountain Home Geothermal Project: geothermal energy applications in an integrated livestock meat and feed production facility at Mountain Home, Idaho. [Contains glossary]. United States. doi:10.2172/6010682.
Longyear, A.B., Brink, W.R., Fisher, L.A., Matherson, R.H., Neilson, J.A., and Sanyal, S.K. Thu . "Mountain Home Geothermal Project: geothermal energy applications in an integrated livestock meat and feed production facility at Mountain Home, Idaho. [Contains glossary]". United States. doi:10.2172/6010682. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/6010682.
@article{osti_6010682,
title = {Mountain Home Geothermal Project: geothermal energy applications in an integrated livestock meat and feed production facility at Mountain Home, Idaho. [Contains glossary]},
author = {Longyear, A.B. and Brink, W.R. and Fisher, L.A. and Matherson, R.H. and Neilson, J.A. and Sanyal, S.K.},
abstractNote = {The Mountain Home Geothermal Project is an engineering and economic study of a vertically integrated livestock meat and feed production facility utilizing direct geothermal energy from the KGRA (Known Geothermal Resource Area) southeast of Mountain Home, Idaho. A system of feed production, swine raising, slaughter, potato processing and waste management was selected for study based upon market trends, regional practices, available technology, use of commercial hardware, resource characteristics, thermal cascade and mass flow considerations, and input from the Advisory Board. The complex covers 160 acres; utilizes 115 million Btu per hour (34 megawatts-thermal) of geothermal heat between 300/sup 0/F and 70/sup 0/F; has an installed capital of $35.5 million;produces 150,000 hogs per year, 28 million lbs. of processed potatoes per year, and on the order of 1000 continuous horsepower from methane. The total effluent is 200 gallons per minute (gpm) of irrigation water and 7300 tons per year of saleable high grade fertilizer. The entire facility utilizes 1000 gpm of 350/sup 0/F geothermal water. The economic analysis indicates that the complex should have a payout of owner-invested capital of just over three years. Total debt at 11% per year interest would be paid out in 12 (twelve) years.},
doi = {10.2172/6010682},
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place = {United States},
year = {1979},
month = {2}
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