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Old 05-15-2008, 08:38 PM
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Chemical Prices ?

After successful small batches I am about start larger scale production in the next week or two. I have found suppliers for the methanol and NaOH /KOH what are you folks paying per gallon / pound for supplies ? I just need to know I am in the ball park on costs.

Has anyone figured out a per gallon cost for finished product as well ?

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$7/pound delivered for KOH. Methanol ~$3/gallon. Haven't gone big yet, but have cost figured right now ~$1.25/gallon without methanol recovery.
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I'm paying just over $1/lb for KOH, and $2.60 gal for methanol.

Total cost of production including Magnesol........$1.20 per gallon.
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Fabman does that $1.20 figure include the methanol recovered? I'm right around the same price for everything but the methanol I'm paying around $3.09 a gallon, $170.00 a drum.
I just figured my cost to produce including methanol recovery at just under a dollar a gallon. Maybe my math was off.
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Check Ebay for KOH sources!!
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Fabman does that $1.20 figure include the methanol recovered? I'm right around the same price for everything but the methanol I'm paying around $3.09 a gallon, $170.00 a drum.
I just figured my cost to produce including methanol recovery at just under a dollar a gallon. Maybe my math was off.
I do not include my recovered Methanol in my cost. If I did the cost would be below $1/gallon

I also do not include the value of my canola crop. If I sold just the canola oil I could sell it for $2.68/ gallon. I do sell the canola meal for $200/ton, which offsets the value of the oil.
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Thanks Fabman. I was wondering if my figures were screwed up. I guess their about right.
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Thanks guys, my methanol supplier wants 5.96 a gallon, clearly to much where are you ordering supplies from ?

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