GRAIN MOTOR FUEL ALCOHOL TECHNICAL AND ECONOMIC ASSESSMENT STUDY
This study evaluates the technical and economical feasibility for production of motor-fuel alcohol from a plant with a capacity of 50 million US gallons per year. The evaluation includes a detailed process design using proven technology, a complete budget estimate of the plant investment including working capital, a detailed analysis of the annual operating cost using corn as the primary feedstock, and a complete financial analysis which establishes the alcohol selling price required to net to the investor a 15% discounted cash flow - interest rate of return. This is called the base case evaluation. In addition, other considerations for production of motor-fuel alcohol were evaluated and are discussed here, namely: excursions on plant capacities; excursions on feedstock material; sensitivity analyses on financial parameters; and substitution of corn stover for coal as the fuel source. The report also includes an assessment and commentary on the agricultural, technological, and economic impact of a major gasohol program in the US.
Katzen (Raphael) AssociatesCincinnati, OH United States
Department of Energy1000 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC United States 20585
- Publication Date: 1979-6
- Pagination: 368 p.
- TRT Terms: Agriculture; Alcohol fuels; Alcohols; Economic impacts; Economics; Evaluation; Feasibility analysis; Flow charts; Fuels; Gasohol; Grain; Granular soils; Grasses; Motor fuels; Operating costs; Prices; Production; Seeds; Technology assessment
- Old TRIS Terms: Cereals; Flowsheets; Gasohol program; Maize
- Subject Areas: Economics; Energy; Highways;
- Accession Number: 00305066
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Contract Numbers: EJ-78-C-01-6639
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Feb 11 1980 12:00AM