Example Plant Economics


The economics of a plasma gasification plant depend on various factors. Alfa has developed a proprietary economic modeling platform called the "Scoping Model," which we utilize in the initial stages of project development.


The Scoping Model enables customers to rapidly evaluate the impact of altering multiple assumptions, including:


- Plant capacity
- Feedstock type (e.g., MSW, RDF, tires, electronic waste, auto shredder residue, etc.)
- Gate fees (tipping fees)
- Combinations of feedstocks and gate fees
- Power prices and/or liquid fuel prices
- Plant configuration (combined cycle, reciprocating engines, FT liquids, etc.)
- Labor rates for plant staff
- Renewable energy incentives
- Interest rates
- Debt and equity levels
- Installation factors specific to a given geographic location
- Contingency factor


The Scoping Model provides the following outputs:


- Estimated capital cost
- Estimated operating expenses
- Internal rate of return
- Return on equity