Nuke plant would use waste heat for ethanol production

By | March 06, 2007
Alternate Energy Holdings Inc. plans to use waste heat from its proposed nuclear power generation plant in Bruneau, Idaho, to power an adjacent proposed ethanol plant. Company President and CEO Don Gillespie said the nuclear reactor would generate electricity needed for irrigation along the Snake River and use 3,500 thermal megawatts of waste steam to power the ethanol plant. Plans include feeding distillers grains to livestock and turning manure into methane gas. Gillespie estimates a minimum of six years before the plant would be operational.