Excel (.xls)-compatible version of Biofuels Venture Valuation tool released

February 8, 2011 |

In Florida, Biofuels Digest released a revised 0.2 (alpha) version (that is to say, released ) of its Biofuels Venture Valuation tool, for testing and comment. A number of readers did not have the latest release of Excel, so we have re-released the tool in an .XLS-compatible version.

For those of you who saw XML-files when downloading yesterday, just download this tool again and that will be compatible with your version of Excel.

Using the tool, biofuels venture developers can, by inputting a few keystrokes, calculate a value for the proposed venture, and return rate on invested capital, as well as compare the value of the venture to basic business cases for corn ethanol, sugarcane ethanol, cellulosic ethanol and advanced biofuels projects.
“Let’s make sure we say this about a hundred times – Alpha release!” said Digest editor Jim Lane.

Download the free biofuels valuation tool here.

The tool looks at project opex and capex, feedstock cost, feedstock yields, fuel price, speed to market, and cost of capital among other factors. The Digest warmly welcomes feedback on default values assigned to given technologies, as well as alternative cases for technologies, fuels and feedstocks we did not include in the first alpha release.

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