Economics of METHASYN®

from Waste or Biomass

Input : any waste containing C (also plastics)
Product : Methanol CH3OH
Purity : 96 % (purum); and 99% (after multipass distillation: it is puriss)
Market-price : 1 liter = > 0.32 US$ or 1 kg = > 0.40 US$ for M99 *
Production cost : 1 liter = 0.04–0.08$ or 1 kg = 0.05–0.10$ (depending on waste mix)
Margin : 0.24 - 0.28 US$/liter or 0.30 - 0.35 US$/kg
Payback : less than 2 years at below market price *
* Actual methanol market price 370-482 US$/MT (Dec. 2012) depending on purity and bulk quantity. The price is increasing because of raw material cost up-trends of natural gas or coal towards depletion

Results with METHASYN Pilot Plants of different capacities from unseparated waste:

Diameter of the Reactor Required quantity **of
waste or biomass per day
Produced quantities *** of
METHASYN T per day
Generated economic value at market price
calc. per day
1 kg = 0.4 US$
8 inch 180 T 60 - 120 24‘000 – 48’000 US$
10 inch 320 T 100 - 200 40‘000 – 80’000 US$
12 inch 500 T 160 - 320 64‘000 – 128’000 US$
** Biologically produced waste gives markedly different results than normal waste (from households) do. Required quantities means, that unseparated garbage shows strongly variable composition with respect to its carbon con-tent.
*** The usable quantities of organic waste to produce syngas and subsequently the total carbon containing material in garbage ranges from about 80% (e.g. western Europe) down to some 40% of many other countries in the world.


METHASYN® cost will further decrease with any up-scaled plants! Derivatives from crude oil at over 100 $/bbl cost over ten times more than METHASYN®.

Contact

METHASYN EG:
Address: Rue des Ducats 40A, CH-1350 Orbe, Switzerland
Phone: +41 22 910 3006
Fax: +41 22 910 3014
E-mail: info@methasyn.com