TABLE H.5 Estimated Storage Costs for Cellulosic Feedstocks

Type of Feedstock

Type of Cost

Cost per Ton (cited $)

Cost per Ton (2007$)

Reference

Corn stover

 

4.44

5.64

Hess et al. (2007)

Corn stover

Round bales

6.82

6.82

Petrolia (2008)

 

Square bales

12.93

12.93

 

Switchgrass

 

16.67

16.67

Duffy (2007)

Switchgrass

 

4.14

5.18

Khanna et al. (2008)

Miscanthus

 

4.40

5.50

Khanna et al. (2008)

Nonspecific

 

2

2.18

Mapemba et al. (2008)

Note: Storage costs were updated by using USDA-NASS agricultural-building material prices from 1999 to 2007 (USDA-NASS, 2007a,b).

TABLE H.6 Estimated Costs of Establishment and Seeding for Cellulosic Feedstocks

Type of Feedstock

Type of Cost

Land Rent Included

Cost per Acre (cited $)

Cost per Acre (2007$)

Reference

Switchgrass

 

Yes

200

200

Duffy (2007)

Switchgrass

 

No

25.76

46

Perrin et al. (2008)

 

Yes

85.46

153

Switchgrass

PVa per ton

No

7.21/ton

12.6/ton

Khanna et al. (2008)

10-year PV per acre

 

142.3

249

Amortized

 

 

 

4% over 10 years

 

17.3

30.25

8% over 10 years

 

20.7

36.25

Switchgrass

 

Yes

72.5–110

88.5–134

Vadas et al. (2008)

Miscanthus

PV per ton

No

2.29/ton

4/ton

Khanna et al. (2008)

20-year PV per acre

 

261

457

Amortized

 

 

 

4% over 20 years

 

19

33.2

8% over 20 years

 

26.20

45.87

Miscanthus

Total

No

1206–2413

 

Lewandowski (2003)

Amortized

 

 

 

4% over 20 years

 

88–175

176–350

8% over 20 years

 

121–242

242–484

Note: Establishment and seeding costs were updated by using USDA-NASS agricultural fuel and seed prices from 1999 to 2007 (USDA-NASS, 2007a,b).

aPV denotes present value.



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