Assessment of geothermal energy as a power source for US aluminum reduction plants

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The technical and economic feasibility of using hydrothermal resources as a primary power source for both existing and future aluminum reduction plants in the United States is explored. Applicable hydrothermal resources that should be considered by the aluminum industry for this purpose were identified and evaluated. This work also identified the major institutional parameters to be considered in developing geothermal energy resources for aluminum industry use. Based on the findings of this study, it appears technically and economically feasible to power existing aluminum reduction plants in the Pacific Northwest using electricity generated at Roosevelt Hot Springs, Utah. It may also ... continued below

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Enderlin, W.I.; Blahnik, D.E.; Davis, A.E.; Jacobson, J.J.; Schilling, A.H. & Weakley, S.A. February 1, 1980.

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    Publisher Info: Battelle Pacific Northwest Labs., Richland, WA (USA)
    Place of Publication: Richland, Washington

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The technical and economic feasibility of using hydrothermal resources as a primary power source for both existing and future aluminum reduction plants in the United States is explored. Applicable hydrothermal resources that should be considered by the aluminum industry for this purpose were identified and evaluated. This work also identified the major institutional parameters to be considered in developing geothermal energy resources for aluminum industry use. Based on the findings of this study, it appears technically and economically feasible to power existing aluminum reduction plants in the Pacific Northwest using electricity generated at Roosevelt Hot Springs, Utah. It may also be feasible to power existing plants located on the Gulf Coast from Roosevelt Hot Springs, depending on the cost of transmitting the power.

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  • Report No.: PNL-3174
  • Grant Number: EY-76-C-06-1830
  • DOI: 10.2172/5578609 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 5578609
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1092551

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Enderlin, W.I.; Blahnik, D.E.; Davis, A.E.; Jacobson, J.J.; Schilling, A.H. & Weakley, S.A. Assessment of geothermal energy as a power source for US aluminum reduction plants, report, February 1, 1980; Richland, Washington. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1092551/: accessed October 21, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.