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Microalgae to Biodiesel Week 9. Group Delta Valerie Delligatti Dan Detro Kevin Jackson Joshua Jones Xin Qin. Raceway Pond/PBR. To extraction Unit. Photobioreactor/Raceway Ponds. Approximate Area of PBR/Raceways. x 8. x 8. Material Balances. Extraction Data. Hexane Usage:

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microalgae to biodiesel week 9
Microalgae to Biodiesel Week 9

Group Delta

Valerie Delligatti

Dan Detro

Kevin Jackson

Joshua Jones

Xin Qin

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x 8

x 8

extraction data
Extraction Data
  • Hexane Usage:
    • Extractor: 73,566 Gallons
    • Work Tank: 16,050 Gallons
    • DT: 13,376 Gallons
    • Dist. : 6,688 Gallons
    • Total: 109,679 Gallons
  • Hexane cost
    • $134.72 per Gallon
    • Cost: $14,776,284
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Extraction Data
  • Mineral Oil Usage
    • 10,000 Gallons
    • $19.51 per Gallon
    • Cost: $195,100
  • Cooling Water Usage
    • 14,713 GPM
    • 10 degree max temp. rise
  • Steam Usage
    • DT: 53,503 lb/hr
    • Total: 108,342 lb/hr
rough excavation cost
Rough Excavation Cost
  • Need approx 25,000 of 980.0 square meters of 0.30 meter deep trenches for raceway ponds. Is approx 10,337 cf of “dirt” removed for each pond.
  • Excavation includes machine excavation with front end loader or backhoe, two trucks with 30 minute trips per load. Dumping fee not included.
  • Have not taken into account any tree or rubble removal from site or any concrete laying etc. Only dirt dig and removal.
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Rough Excavation Cost
  • May be able to sell dirt from dig.
  • Labor cost is $1,156
  • Cost of removal of cf of “dirt” is $7,649
  • Total is $8,805 (per pond) X 25,000 ponds = $220,125,000
  • Estimated from online calculator “HomeTech Cost Estimator”
plant cost
Plant Cost
  • Algae Production
    • $220,000,000
    • Does not include cost of PBR tanks and FDSF
  • Extraction
    • $24,000,000
    • Scaled from soy crush plant estimates
  • Biodiesel Production
    • $183,564,777
    • Scaled from DOE data
plant cost1
Plant Cost
  • Total Estimate
    • $427,564,777
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