Minnesota Agri-Power Project. Quarterly report, April-June 1999 Page: 4 of 15
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MINNESOTA AGRI-POWER PROJECT
Instrument No.: DE-FC36-96G010147
PROGRAM STATUS AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS
THIRD QUARTER-1999 REPORT
01 APRIL 1999 THROUGH 30 JUNE 1999
Task 1 Design Package
Subtask 1.1 Feedstock Testing
1.1.1 Feedstock Processing, Densification Analyses and Design
Feedstock processing and system improvements continue. Work continues on the design and cost
estimate for the first new alfalfa processing plant. Accurate operating cost estimates have been
developed into a financial model for analysis of various operating practices..
The simultaneous production of alfalfa leaf meal and other products has continued to operate as
allowed by market conditions.
Work continued in an effort to reduce the tramp particulate emissions at the Priam facility to
fully meet the MPCA requirements. Emissions' monitoring as required by the MPCA was
completed. Results indicate emission levels below alfalfa industry norms.
Work also continued to improve the Standard Operating Procedures. Monitoring of the physical
quality of all products continued. This work is being done without DOE support.
1.1.2 Alternative Design and Technology Options
No funding for this task has been authorized.
1.1.3 Gasification Testing & Design
Gasification testing was completed in April. The quick reports were completed on schedule and
the final report has now been issued. See Attachment 1.
1.1.5 Alfalfa Leaf Meal Product Testing
University of Minnesota feeding tests continue, with Gary Robinson (MnVAP') nutritionist
coordinating these efforts. The tests have been completed for Creep Feeding, Dairy cow
Minnesota Agri-Power Project 2 DE- FC36 - 96G010147
Quarterly ' Prog-ess ' Report 07/20/99
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