The information this study will provide is a must for determining how profitable a
Diversified Ethanol Fuel Alcohol Plant can be in your specific location.
Below you will find a list of the topics that will be addressed by
this study of your information. Under each topic, please provide answers
to the questions shown in blue. If you don't know the complete
answer, provide what information you believe to be helpful, if any.
If you have no information on the topic, just say so, so we know you
considered it. This completed study will allow you to make the most
informed decision regarding this investment and provide preliminary
plant design information.
The Phase One Feasibility Study examines the following topics:
What is your proposed feedstock?
Where will it come from and how will it be delivered to the plant?
If you are a grower or supplier of the feedstock, how much of it will be available
for alcohol production on an annual basis?
If you are not
the grower or supplier, what factors will affect the quantity of
feedstock you will have available to supply the plant?
Does the feedstock vary in its quality?
(For example, will its moisture content vary, and if so, within what ranges?)
Does the feedstock contain contaminants, and if so, what are they and what is their percent
content of the total feedstock?
Will the feedstock vary in its availability throughout the year and, if so, what factors determine that variability?
What do you believe will be the cost of the feedstock to the alcohol plant?
affect the variability of that cost?
What sources of fuel are available to supply the plant's boiler?
How reliable are these sources?
Who are the suppliers of these sources?
What sources of electricity are available?
Who are the suppliers
of these sources?
From what source is water available for this project and in what quantity?
Is water quality information available? (Attach to this report if faxed)
What would you expect to pay someone in the area where the plant is to be located
to operate it?
(For example, what is a typical hourly
wage for a tractor driver or forklift operator?)
There are other operating costs for supplies such as yeast and other chemicals required
for plant operations.
Do you know of any other operating costs that might be peculiar to the proposed plant location?
Do you have any
current contacts or sales information for ethanol sales in the area?
Do you have any
current plans for the sale of the co-product (distiller's grains)?
If so, what are they?
(Include information on volumes that
could be sold and possible sales prices)
Do you have any
current plans for the sale or use of the stillage? If so, what are
Are you aware of any unique hurdles regarding the disposal of sewage (from the
plant's restroom) or water in the area where the plant
is to be located?
the full address where the plant is to be located, including the
Do you know the zoning of the proposed plant location and can you provide a description
of the allowable uses within that zoning?
Are you aware of the local building permit process and do you have a contact(s)
with the local governing body?
Date Questionnaire completed:
Questionnaire completed by:
Please provide the name and contact information of the person within
your organization that can answer questions related to the answers given above.
Thanks for completing this questionnaire!
We will use your answers to both of the questionnaires available
on this website, together with our knowledge of the fuel alcohol
business and our plantâs operating characteristics, to present
to you a completed Phase One Feasibility Study. The
study will examine the major issues affecting size, operation, and
design of the plant and include an estimated Profit and Loss
Statement. The results of this study will provide a basis on
which to decide whether to proceed further with the project, or to
reexamine the business plan.
If the decision is made to proceed, Diversified Ethanol recommends
the completion of a Phase Two Feasibility
Study prior to plant construction. A Phase Two Feasibility Study
will reexamine the assumptions made from the Phase One study, and
examine the capital cost, site-specific, and regulatory issues in
greater detail. For more information about a Phase Two Feasibility
Study, contact your Diversified Ethanol sales representative.
(1) Should you desire to have a digester included in your feasibility
study, add $2,500.00