01/12/2004 · Operation cost (10 3 US$) Power consumption: 0.6: 1.3: 2.6: Maintenance: 1.0: 1.5: 2.7: Labour cost: 2.4: 3.2: 3.7: Total operation cost: 4.0: 6.0: 9.0: Operation cost 10 −8 US$/kJ: 15.4: 8.3: 7.8
Costs: Rice straw is a low cost biomass. in this operation, straw bales are pick ed u p from the field, costs for acquiring 300,000 tons of wheat straw in Southern .
the cost of generation and the cost of consumption. If the plant has only one steam generator (boiler), uses a single fuel, and has a single steam pressure level, it is relatively easy to assign a cost to the steam.
The bagasse and cachaza generated during the processing of cane, 270 and 34 tons respectively, produce 152 tons of organic fertilizer. The cost of producing 1 ton of fertilizer is $5.30, therefore producing 152 tons of fertilizer costs $800 and generates a revenue of $6,667. Therefore, processing 1,000 tons of cane generates a profit of $4,586.