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Noi'i O Puna : geothermal research in Hawaii

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Title:Noi'i O Puna : geothermal research in Hawaii
Authors:Seki, Arthur S.
Chen, Bill H.
Takahashi, Patrick K.
Woodruff, Jim
Keywords:direct use
cascaded use
geothermal uses
applications testing
geothermal research
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Kilauea East Rift Zone
Hawaii Island
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Date Issued:Jan 1986
Publisher:Hawaii Natural Energy Institute, University of Hawaii at Manoa
Citation:Noi'i O Puna: Geothermal research in Hawaii. 1979. Seki AS, Chen BH, Takahashi PK, Woodruff J. Stanford Geothermal Workshop.
Abstract:Noi'i O Puna - The Puna Research Center (PRC), located on the grounds of the HGP-A power plant site in Puna, Hawaii, was dedicated on August 24, 1985. Research projects, supported by the U.S. Department of Energy (USDOE), State, County, utility and the private sector have been iniitiated in the areas of geothermal reservoir engineering, silica utilization, and corrosion of materials. An international geothermal applications workshop was held in Hilo, Hawaii the day before the dedication to discuss common problems and methods of solution by coooperative research. The three main categories addressed were process chemistry design, reservoir engineering, and agriculture/aquaculture applications. The workshop identified how PRC might be used for these research purposes. The advantages provided by PRC include the availability of non-proprietary information, an operational power plant with adjacent laboratory, proximity of private wells, the Fellows in Renewable Energy Engineering program, and strong support from the State, County, and utility. A second workshop is in the planning stages to follow through on the recommendations and will be held in the Orient next year. The Community Geothermal Technology Program, featuring projects conducted by individuals and companies in the local community, has been funded and will actively initiate projects this month. This program received matching funds from the USDOE, County of Hawaii and the private sector.
Description:Stanford Geothermal Workshop
Pages/Duration:6 pages
Appears in Collections: HNEI Engineering Reports
The Geothermal Collection

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