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Table 5 Capital costs of Grima closed system

From: Algae biodiesel - a feasibility report

Equipment Cost (2003 dollars)
Photobioreactors x75 264,300
Centrifuge x2 247,898
Medium filter unit 18,014
Medium feed pumps x75 26,175
Medium preparation tank x3 104,442
Harvest broth storage tank x3 104,442
Centrifuge feed pumps x2 1682
Air compressors x3 78,309
Harvest biomass conveyer belts x2 14,200
Seawater pump station 13,661
Carbon dioxide supply station 3006
Weighing station 2366
Biomass silos x2 2740
Construction Cost (2003 dollars)
Installation costs 264,371
Instrumentation and control 88,124
Piping 264,371
Electrical 88,124
Buildings 264,371
Yard improvements 88,124
Service facilities 176,247
Land 52,874
Engineering and supervision 220,309
Construction expenses 216,784
Contractor's fee 108,392
Contingency* 301,480
Total capital cost 3,014,803
Annual cost 429,240
  1. *Mistake in original paper