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Table 7 The impact of alternative downstream operation sequences on the process cost and lipids price

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

Scenario FCI ($) CUT ($) CRM ($) COL ($) COM ($)
Base scenario 16,085,855 3,880,618 4,614,114 450,000 14,572,474
No sterilisation 14,085,713 3,808,001 4,614,114 425,000 14,054,880
Thermotolerant strain 14,275,942 3,946,869 4,614,114 450,000 14.328,178
Zero-cost electricity 16,085,855 2,696,193 4,614,114 450,000 13,115,631
Wet extraction 1 29,818,363 1,398,219 4,615,182 325,000 13,651,038
Wet extraction 2 14,453,269 2,532,399 4,614,114 400,000 12,483,798
Use of whole cells 12,718,507 2,694,037 4,612,512 275,000 12,027,137
Continuous extracellular lipids 19,145,521 1,295,366 104,669 300,000 10,318,648