The feasibility of a wood to ethanol plant using a thermo-chemical processs
A financial model of a thermo-chemical biomass to ethanol plant has been developed for LanzaTech. In a base case modelling scenario the plant produces 150m litres of ethanol and consumes 770,000 tonnes of wood per year.
The total investment required to build the plant would be NZ$170m. The breakeven selling price is NZ$0.72 per litre.