Calculating the All-In Capital Cost of Biomass Gasification

March 27th, 2012 No Comments   Posted in renewable energy

Calculating the All-In Capital Cost of Biomass Gasification

The all-in capital cost of a biomass gasification power plant such as municipal solid waste (MSW) to power is presented in this blog article. More »

Solar PV-Diesel Hybrid Project finance Model with Resource Assessment – now available

March 21st, 2012 2 Comments   Posted in financial models

Solar PV-Diesel Hybrid Project finance Model with Resource Assessment – now available

Analyzing the economics of a solar PV-diesel hybrid power plant
(as well as other RE-diesel hybrid systems such as wind-diesel, biomass-diesel,
mini-hydro-diesel) has now become simple with the new solar PV-diesel project
finance model that makes use of the PVSYST V5.4 solar energy model. Avoid the
time consuming hassle by purchasing this latest product offering from your
energy technology selection expert. More »

Wind-Diesel Hybrid Project Finance Model with Wind Resource Assessment – now available

March 17th, 2012 1 Comment   Posted in renewable energy

Wind-Diesel Hybrid Project finance Model with Wind Resource Assessment – now available

Analyzing the economics of a wind-diesel hybrid power plant has now become simple with the new wind-diesel project finance model having a wind energy resource simulator. Avoid the time consuming hassle by purchasing this latest product offering from your energy technology selection expert. More »

Estimating impact of transport fuel price increase on passenger tariff fares

March 9th, 2012 No Comments   Posted in public transport fare

Estimating impact of transport fuel price increase on passenger tariff fares

It is possible to develop a business model for each mode of transport and determine the fare (Peso per passenger km) that will allow the public transport investor a fair return on his investment given his vehicle size/capacity (passengers per trip), capacity factor (% seats occupied), travel distance per round trip, time for a round trip (hours per round trip), number of trips in a day (week days and week ends), number of operating days per year, fuel mileage (km per liter), cost of fuel (Pesos per liter), fixed operating costs (boundary, permits, fees, licenses), variable maintenance costs other than fuel (tire, radiator, brake, engine, suspension, body works), other variable operating costs (toll fees per round trip). More »

How to predict oil price adjustments from changes in MOPS and FOREX – a simplified formula

March 3rd, 2012 3 Comments   Posted in Uncategorized

How to predict oil price adjustments from changes in MOPS and FOREX – a simplified formula

The oil pricing expert has simplified the calculation of oil price adjustments given changes in product MOPS and FOREX since not all the minor cost items change. More »


America needs a new economic model and inspiration from Pres. Obama

March 3rd, 2012 4 Comments   Posted in global financial meltdown

America needs a new economic model and inspiration from Pres. Obama

I hope Pres. Obama could inspire again America.

Early on, South Korea sent armies of workers in Asia, Middle East and Europe to work on massive infrastructure projects to earn foreign currency for their beloved country. Then they used the money to buy a second hand factory from Germany and transferred it to South Korea to start their manufacturing and heavy industries – now Korea is the leader in steel, shipbuilding and electronics, way ahead of Japan. More »