Great Western Malting Company geothermal project, Pocatello, Idaho. Final report

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The Great Western Malting Company recently constructed a barley malting facility in Pocatello, Idaho, designed to produce 6.0 million bushels per year of brewing malt. This facility uses natural gas to supply the energy for germination and kilning processes. The escalating cost of natural gas has prompted the company to look at alternate and more economical sources of energy. Trans Energy Systems has investigated the viabiity of using geothermal energy at the new barley processing plant. Preliminary investigations show that a geothermal resource probably exists, and payback on the installation of a system to utilize the resource will occur in ... continued below

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Christensen, N.T.; McGeen, M.A.; Corlett, D.F. & Urmston, R. December 23, 1981.

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The Great Western Malting Company recently constructed a barley malting facility in Pocatello, Idaho, designed to produce 6.0 million bushels per year of brewing malt. This facility uses natural gas to supply the energy for germination and kilning processes. The escalating cost of natural gas has prompted the company to look at alternate and more economical sources of energy. Trans Energy Systems has investigated the viabiity of using geothermal energy at the new barley processing plant. Preliminary investigations show that a geothermal resource probably exists, and payback on the installation of a system to utilize the resource will occur in under 2 years. The Great Western Malting plant site has geological characteristics which are similar to areas where productive geothermal wells have been established. Geological investigations indicate that resource water temperatures will be in the 150 to 200/sup 0/F range. Geothermal energy of this quality will supply 30 to 98% of the heating requirements currently supplied by natural gas for this malting plant. Trans Energy Systems has analyzed several systems of utilizing the geothermal resource at the Great Western barley malting facility. These systems included: direct use of geothermal water; geothermal energy heating process water through an intermediary heat exchanger; coal or gas boosted geothermal systems; and heat pump boosted geothermal system. The analysis examined the steps that are required to process the grain.

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  • Other: DE82016757
  • Report No.: DOE/ID/12194-T1
  • Grant Number: FC07-81ID12194
  • DOI: 10.2172/5243970 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 5243970
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1063913

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Christensen, N.T.; McGeen, M.A.; Corlett, D.F. & Urmston, R. Great Western Malting Company geothermal project, Pocatello, Idaho. Final report, report, December 23, 1981; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1063913/: accessed October 20, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.