California Biomass Collaborative Energy Cost Calculators

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Provides energy cost and financial assessment tools for biomass power, bio gas, biomass combined heat and power, and landfill gas.



 



Overview

The California Biomass Collaborative provides energy cost and financial assessment tools for biomass power, bio gas, biomass combined heat and power, and landfill gas. These spreadsheet tools provide a detailed financial model to evaluate potential projects.


Inputs and Outputs

Inputs include: Users are asked for proposed project size and details such as:

  • Capacity factor
  • Financial information such as:
    • debt ratio
    • cost information
    • tax information.

Note the model provides default values for many of these categories if the information is unknown.


Outputs include:

  • Financial return
  • Power generated
  • Heat generated


Highlights

The Energy Cost Calculator provides a detailed overview of the financial feasibility of a biomass projects.


Notes

The tools require a lot of user information and a fairly sophisticated user.


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