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Table 6 Summary of lipids price, equipment, utilities cost and raw materials for different bioreactor numbers

From: Using techno-economic modelling to determine the minimum cost possible for a microbial palm oil substitute

Reactor number Production (t/year) COM ($) Oil price ($/kg) FCI ($) COL ($) CRM ($) CUT ($) Sugars needed (t/year)
1 8053 14,572,474 1.81 16,085,855 450,000 4,614,114 3,880,618 32,208
2 16,105 23,303,062 1.45 23,626,689 556,875 9,228,227.11 5,023,796 64,416
3 24,157 32,018,294 1.33 31,167,523 658,125 13,842,340.67 6,166,975 96,624
4 32,210 40,733,526 1.26 38,708,357 759,375 18,456,454.22 7,310,154 128,832
5 40,262 49,448,758 1.23 46,249,191 860,625 23,070,567.78 8,453,332 161,040
6 48,315 58,163,990 1.20 53,790,025 961,875 27,684,681.34 9,596,511 193,248
7 56,367 66,879,221 1.19 61,330,859 1,063,125 32,298,794.89 10,739,689 225,456