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Title: Commercial production of ethanol in the San Luis Valley, Colorado. Final Report

Abstract

The purpose of this study is to assess the commercial feasibility of producing between 76 and 189 million liters (20 and 50 million gallons) of ethanol annually in the San Luis Valley, Colorado using geothermal energy as the primary heat source. The San Luis Valley is located in south-central Colorado. The valley is a high basin situated approximately 2316 meters (7600 feet) above sea level which contains numerous warm water wells and springs. A known geothermal resource area (KGRA) is located in the east-central area of the valley. The main industry in the valley is agriculture, while the main industry in the surrounding mountains is lumber. Both of these industries can provide feedstock for the production of ethanol.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Westec Services, Inc., San Diego, CA
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
891518
Report Number(s):
DOE/ID/12193-3
DE84002425; TRN: US200622%%246
DOE Contract Number:  
FC07-811D12193
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
15 GEOTHERMAL ENERGY; AGRICULTURE; COLORADO; ETHANOL; GEOTHERMAL ENERGY; HEAT SOURCES; KGRA; MOUNTAINS; PRODUCTION; SEA LEVEL; WATER WELLS; Geothermal Legacy

Citation Formats

Hewlett, E.M., Erickson, M.V., Ferguson, C.D., Sherwood, P.B., Boswell, B.S., Walter, K.M., and Hart, M.L. Commercial production of ethanol in the San Luis Valley, Colorado. Final Report. United States: N. p., 1983. Web. doi:10.2172/891518.
Hewlett, E.M., Erickson, M.V., Ferguson, C.D., Sherwood, P.B., Boswell, B.S., Walter, K.M., & Hart, M.L. Commercial production of ethanol in the San Luis Valley, Colorado. Final Report. United States. doi:10.2172/891518.
Hewlett, E.M., Erickson, M.V., Ferguson, C.D., Sherwood, P.B., Boswell, B.S., Walter, K.M., and Hart, M.L. Fri . "Commercial production of ethanol in the San Luis Valley, Colorado. Final Report". United States. doi:10.2172/891518. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/891518.
@article{osti_891518,
title = {Commercial production of ethanol in the San Luis Valley, Colorado. Final Report},
author = {Hewlett, E.M. and Erickson, M.V. and Ferguson, C.D. and Sherwood, P.B. and Boswell, B.S. and Walter, K.M. and Hart, M.L.},
abstractNote = {The purpose of this study is to assess the commercial feasibility of producing between 76 and 189 million liters (20 and 50 million gallons) of ethanol annually in the San Luis Valley, Colorado using geothermal energy as the primary heat source. The San Luis Valley is located in south-central Colorado. The valley is a high basin situated approximately 2316 meters (7600 feet) above sea level which contains numerous warm water wells and springs. A known geothermal resource area (KGRA) is located in the east-central area of the valley. The main industry in the valley is agriculture, while the main industry in the surrounding mountains is lumber. Both of these industries can provide feedstock for the production of ethanol.},
doi = {10.2172/891518},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {Fri Jul 01 00:00:00 EDT 1983},
month = {Fri Jul 01 00:00:00 EDT 1983}
}

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