Economics

Our targeted project payback period is less than 5 years, or a Return on Investment of at least 15%.

Each project varies by fuel type, size of project, and needs of host facility.  The key to a short payback period is multiple revenue streams.  A list of potential revenue sources include:

  • Heat
  • Cooling
  • Steam
  • Biochar
  • Electricity
  • Animal Bedding
  • Nutrient and Carbon credits
  • Providing improved environmental conditions for improved animal health
  • Cost avoidance from excess manure handling, transportation, and disposal.
  • Cost avoidance from out-of-compliance regulatory fine

Typical manure project size ranges from 6,000 to 75,000 tons of manure per year.

Typical project costing will be in excess of one million dollars.  Total costing varies greatly with energy application, so each project will vary significantly in price.

Typically, from the time customers provide initial project financing, projects can be operational within 6-9 months.

Coaltec Energy will provide economic modeling to help customers evaluate potential projects.