The U.S. power market consistently has displayed cyclical characteristics of boom and bust over the last two decades. Today’s market environment has been directly and significantly impacted by the...
the process are actually enhanced by the fact that most of the time, farmers or other disposers pay a processing fee to get rid of their waste. So, McElvaney says, "If I take 2.5 tons of green waste, and I can make a megawatt-hour with that, and I get, say, $75 for that 2.5 tons, and that megawatt-hour I can sell for $50, then I've just made $125 per megawatt-hour." He says that the cost structure for a dung-fired plant, including debt service, is around 50 percent of the gross profit.
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