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Blackstone green hydrogen pro forma operations analysis

(Includes 10-year equipment amortization and operating costs)

 

Assumptions

 

Production costs & credits/kg

Optional retail markup (30%)

Furnace

(kW)

Zinc oxide

processed/day

Initial zinc

charge

Zinc

used/day

Volume

(kg H2/day)

Zinc

cost/day

Shipping

cost/kg

Dispensaries

Amortization

period start

Amortization

period end

Amortization

period start

Amortization

period end

960

85,120

64,000

6,400

9,143

$0

$0.09

23

$1.48

-$1.81

($0.33)

$0.39

-$1.81

($1.42)

$1.00

$1.00

Copper matte sales credit

Net hydrogen production cost

 

Dissociation Center Variables

 

Amortization period start

Amortization period end

Solar array cost/kWH

$2,200

$2,200

Total solar array cost

$2,200,000

Number of dissociation center furnaces

8

8

Furnace costs/unit

$300,000

$300,000

Total furnace costs

$2,400,000

Storage, dispensaries, materials handling, electrowinning cell/rectifier

$16,750,000

Amortization (years)

10

5

Amortization interest rate

6%

6%

Equipment amortization/kg/day

$1.09

Zinc powder/lb.

$6.75

$6.75

Blackstone zinc oxide discount

100%

100%

Number of dissociation centers

1

1

Dissociation losses

10%

10%

Zinc oxide reuse factor

10

10

Ton/mile

$4.42

$4.42

Zinc vs. zinc oxide weight factor

1.33

1.33

Furnace capacity lbs/cycle

2,000

2,000

Furnace cycles

4

4

Industrial grade zinc oxide market price

$5

$5

Zinc/kg of hydrogen produced (lbs)

7

7

Zinc oxide byproduct (lbs)

9.31

9.31

Furnace temperature

>1800° C

>1800° C

Mileage factor

$0.80

$0.80

Transport days/week

3

3

Leases & insurance (/kg)

$0.05

$0.05

Physical plant lease (ft2/month)

$0.50

$0.50

Physical plant size (ft2)

10,000

10,000

Rent cost/kg

$0.018

$0.018

Dispensary Variables

Hydrogen dispensary capacity (kg)

400

400

Number of dispensaries

23

23

Total daily operations cost/kg

$0.12

$0.12

Optional retail markup

30%

30%

Blackstone Zinc Powder/Zinc Oxide

Zinc ore

8.5%

8.5%

Pounds per ton

170

170

Zinc oxide per ton

226

226

Initial tons for 23 hydrogen dispensaries

376

283

Tons/day required

38

54

Repurpose Blackstone property for hydrogen/zinc oxide use

$5,000,000

$0

Polymetallic Matte Bullion Analysis

Copper price (lb)

$2.96

$2.96

Lead price (lb)

$0.90

$0.90

Silver price (oz)

$26.50

$26.50

Gold price (oz)

$1950

$1950

Copper (lbs)

96

96

Lead (lbs)

30

30

Silver (ozs)

23.56

23.56

Gold (ozs)

0.108

0.108

Processing losses

8%

8%

Refinery charges

15%

15%

Net value matte bullion per day

$16,576

$16,576

Value per kilogram of hydrogen

$1.81

$1.81

Hydrogen production cost

($0.33)

($1.42)

 

                                               



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