Supplier Breakeven - Parameter Assumptions
Parameter Feedstock Mean Value (Likeliest if Skewed) Statistical Distribution of Cost Estimates1
Distance Variable Cost (DVC) Stover $0.35/ton/mile ($0.38) Minimum Extreme
Switchgrass (All) $0.35/ton/mile ($0.38) Minimum Extreme
Miscanthus (All) $0.35/ton/mile ($0.38) Minimum Extreme
Wheat Straw $0.35/ton/mile ($0.38) Minimum Extreme
SRWC $0.50/ton/mile ($0.53) Minimum Extreme
Forest Residue $0.50/ton/mile ($0.53) Minimum Extreme
Alfalfa $0.35/ton/mile ($0.38) Minimum Extreme
Distance2 Stover (CS) 36 miles Fixed
Stover/Alfalfa 26 miles Fixed
Alfalfa 43 miles Fixed
Switchgrass (MW) 19 miles Fixed
Switchgrass (MW_low) 21 miles Fixed
Switchgrass (App) 15 miles Fixed
Switchgrass (SC) 16 miles Fixed
Miscanthus (MW) 13 miles Fixed
Miscanthus (MW_low) 14 miles Fixed
Miscanthus (App) 13 miles Fixed
Wheat Straw 37 miles Fixed
SRWC 17 miles Fixed
Forest Residue 53 miles Fixed
Annual Biomass Demand (BD) All 772,000 tons3 Fixed
Yield (YB) Stover (CS) 2.1 tons Gamma
Alfalfa (1st year) 1.25 tons Fixed
Alfalfa (2nd year) 4 tons Fixed
Switchgrass (MW) 4 tons (3.4) Maximum Extreme
Switchgrass (MW_low) 3.1 tons Log Normal
Switchgrass (App) 6 tons (5) Maximum Extreme
Switchgrass (SC) 5.7 tons Beta
Miscanthus (MW) 8.6 tons (8) Maximum Extreme
Miscanthus (MW_low) 7.1 tons (6) Maximum Extreme
Miscanthus (App) 8.8 tons (8) Maximum Extreme
Wheat Straw 1 ton Normal
SRWC 5 tons Normal
Forest Residue 0.5 tons Normal
Biomass Density (B) Alfalfa 0.15 Normal
Other Feedstocks 0.20 Normal
Storage (CS) Stover $10.50/ton ($11) Minimum Extreme
Switchgrass (All) $10.50/ton ($11) Minimum Extreme
Miscanthus (All) $10.50/ton ($11) Minimum Extreme
Wheat Straw $10.50/ton ($11) Minimum Extreme
SRWC $11.50/ton ($12) Minimum Extreme
Forest Residue $11.50/ton ($12) Minimum Extreme
Alfalfa $10.50/ton ($11) Minimum Extreme
Establishment and Seeding (CES)4, 5 Stover - -
Switchgrass (All) $40/acre Log Normal
Miscanthus (All) $150/acre Log Normal
Wheat Straw - -
SRWC $52/acre Normal
Forest Residue - -
Alfalfa (1st year w/ fert) $165/acre Fixed


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