Phone Conversation with Bob Pharmer Oct 7, 2011

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Summery notes of phone conversation with Bob Pharmer

  • With our new process of mixing food with fog the capital costs are estimated as $7 - $8 million. Use $8 million.
  • These costs include everything except:
    • Land acquisition - site specific
    • Electrical integration - site specific
      • Power company may require you to cover costs of bringing transmission power lines into the location
  • Boise System = 35,000 ton/year - 35,000gal/day food waste system
    • Operating Costs = $876/yr
      • 3 people = $75,000/ea * 3 = $225K
      • 1 part-time management = $75K
      • Property / Gen Liability Insurance $80K
      • Tax $60K
      • Property Lease = $40K
      • Sewer Disposal Fees = $190K
      • Sludge hauling = $64K
      • Bxxxx ??? = $90K
      • Maintenance of Equip = $25K
      • Equipment Power = $24K
    • Revenue = $1.4 M/yr
      • Tipping Fee = $1.1 ($30/ton)
      • Power = $300K/yr
    • Working with republic - Sustainability Manager in AZ, Ted Nevaze
  • Confirmed sizing
    • 1 ton / cu yd for solids confirmed
    • Boise = 35,000 gal per day + 35,000 ton/yr
    • GL (us) = 25,000 gal per day + 25,000 ton/yr