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Costing for one hector/ yr (US$)



(Calculated back from a 100 ha semi intensive sea water unit)

Interest for land cost in $s : 2213
Pond const. & preparation : 4255
Harvest & extract : 1064
Other infra : 1064
Fertilizer : 6383
CO2 : 2160
Energy : 1490
Manpower : 3191
Interest : 1490

Total : 23310

Biomass prod @ 40g/m2/d for 300 days and oil @ 25%

Oil : 400kgx25%x300 : 30000 Kg( 188 barrel) ( consider as Liter)
*Cake: 260 kgx300 : 78000Kg

Cake price @ 0.2 : US$15600
Oil price : 23310 - 15600 : 7710 / 188 : 41

Crude algae oil @ US$ 41 per barrel.
Land : 130 Ha
Total Capital : US$ 14 million
Sat June 05 2010 10:04:38 PM by Manohar 1754 views

Comments - 2

  • Tue June 08 2010 03:49:52 PM

    Why is it always in millions to get set up? This pushs the little guy out, everytime. There must be a way to get set up more economically. Origin oils set up is using LED's in big 200 gal barrels. You don't need the sun. LED's use a very small amount of electricity. No greenhouse is needed, just a big production & processing building. Just thinking out loud.

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  • Vikram wrote:
    Thu June 24 2010 08:50:28 AM

    Hi Manohar,

    Regarding the costing you have mentioned in your section of 'Algae Fuel - Costing in India', how accurate are these numbers and please explain semi intensive sea water unit, I ask this as I am in the process of planning my own algae open pond farms in Maharashtra and Gujarat.

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