Demonstration of Forward Osmosis to Produce Juice Concentrate, Purify and Reuse Wastewater and Reduce Energy Use

Summary

SCH Number
2018088543
Lead Agency
Energy Commission (California Energy Commission)
Document Title
Demonstration of Forward Osmosis to Produce Juice Concentrate, Purify and Reuse Wastewater and Reduce Energy Use
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
8/28/2018

Document Description
Original grant agreement is to fund demonstrations of forward osmosis concentrator system for juice and wastewater concentration in the food & beverage industry. Amendment to grant agreement is for a project site change to Jackson Family Wines as a demonstration site to better show the purpose of the PFO Concentrator by concentrating grape juice. The technology uses forward osmosis and reverse osmosis to produce juice concentrate and purified water streams for reuse. The project will determine energy and water savings and other benefits.

Contact Information
Kevin Mori
California Energy Commission
1516 Ninth Street, MS-48
Sacramento, CA 95814

Phone : (916) 327-1475

Location

Counties
Sonoma
Cross Streets
18700 Geyserville Ave

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15301, 15306
Reasons for Exemption
Cal. Code Regs., tit. 14, sect. 15301 provides that projects which consists of the operation, repair, maintenance, permitting, leasing, licensing, or minor alteration of existing public or private structures, facilities, mechanical equipment, or topographical features, and which involve negligible or no expansion of use beyond that existing at the time of the lead agency's determination, are categorically exempt from CEQA. Cal. Code Regs., tit. 14, sect. 15306 provides that projects which consists of basic data collection, research, and resource evaluation activities, which do not result in a serious or major disturbance to an environmental resource, are categorically exempt.
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