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Requested extension for NSF grant no. GI-38319 : Hawaii Geothermal Project : proposal for eight-month extension for Phase I

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Title:Requested extension for NSF grant no. GI-38319 : Hawaii Geothermal Project : proposal for eight-month extension for Phase I
Authors:Shupe, John W.
Woollard, George P.
Craven, John P.
Furumoto, Augustine S.
Yuen, Paul C.
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Big Island
Hawaii Island
Hawaii Geothermal Project
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LC Subject Headings:Proposals
Date Issued:1974
Publisher:Hawaii Geothermal Project, University of Hawaii at Manoa
Citation:Shupe JW, Woollard GP, Craven JP, Furumoto AS, Yuen PC, Kamins RM. 1974. Requested Extension for NSF Grant No. GI-38319: Hawaii Geothermal Project: Proposal for eight-month extension for Phase I. Honolulu (HI): Hawaii Geothermal Project, University of Hawaii.
Abstract:The Hawaii Geothermal Project was established to focus interest throughout the State and the University of Hawaii on a coordinated research effort leading ultimately to the development of geothermal power on the Big Island of Hawaii.
Phase I of the project was initiated in the summer of 1973 with a $252,000 grant from NSF-RANN, supplemented by $100,000 each from the State and the County of Hawaii. This $452,000 budget was organized into a multidisciplinary research effort in the following program areas: (1) Geophysical - exploratory surveys to define the most favorable areas for geothermal investigations; (2) Engineering analytical models to assist in interpretation of geophysical results, and studies on energy recovery from hot brine; and (3) Socioeconomic - legal and regulatory aspects of ownership and administration of geothermal resources, and economic and planning studies on the impact of geothermal power. The Geophysical Program -- to determine if and where geothermal resources exist -- is crucial to Phase I, and 63% of the research budget is allocated for this program. Included in this proposal and in the supplemental references is a progress report on the accomplishments and major findings for each of the research tasks covered in Phase I.
The purpose of this proposal is to request an additional $340,000 from NSF for an eight-month extension through calendar year 1974. These funds will be used to complete the exploratory surveys and support programs in Phase I, and to initiate planning for Phase II -- the research drilling program. In addition to continuing with on-going research activity, new tasks to be included in the Phase I extension are 2.1 Preparation for Research Drilling; 2.6 Geochemical Surveys; and 4.1, 2 Environmental Safeguards.
To date the Hawaii Geothermal Project has been successful in retaining the interest and support in the development of geothermal resources of the business community, the utilities, public interest groups, and the appropriate governmental agencies. Interaction with major geothermal projects throughout the country has been established through the National Liaison Board. Significant progress has been made on demonstrating that this joint research project involving education, private interests, and government at the local, state, and federal levels can contribute to the expanding technology base on geothermal energy, as well as help develop a non-pollution power source for Hawaii and the nation. The $340,000 requested for this eight-month extension will provide the operational support required to continue with this ambitious endeavor.
Description:Research Proposal to the National Science Foundation Research Applied to National Needs (RANN) Advanced Energy Research and Technology
Pages/Duration:114 pages
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