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Table 7 Manufacturing cost contributions of FT raw syndiesel

From: The bioliq® bioslurry gasification process for the production of biosynfuels, organic chemicals, and energy

Bioslurry manufacturing Capacity Synfuel production
   Cost (€/t) %
a. Regional biosyncrude production in FP plants with a 200-kt/a TCI of 20 to 25 M€/plant for mature technology    
   1. Raw materials: air-dry straw on the field 7 t; €45/t 315 28.9
   2. 30-km tractor transport of straw bales 7 t; €18/t 126 11.6
   3. Biosyncrude production costs by FP 4.7 t; €37.3/t 175 16.1
   4. Labor: 25 persons/plant à 60 k€/a   53 4.9
Sum   669 61.5
b. Central biosyncrude gasification and FT synthesis for 1 Mt/a of biosyndiesel (TCI without ASU ca. €0.75 billion, scaled from Oryx-1)    
   1. 250-km biosyncrude transport by rail 4.7 t; €21/t 69 6.3
   2. 1,400 m3 (STP) oxygen ± €0.06/m3 (STP) (O2 price without electricity)   84 7.7
   3. Biosyncrude gasification and FT synthesis   188 17.2
   4. Labor: 300 persons à 60 k€/a   18 2
Sum   359 33.2
  1. FP, fast pyrolysis; TCI, total capital investment; FT, Fischer-Tropsch; ASU, air separation unit; STP, standard temperature and pressure.