02 - Techno- Economic Modeling (27)

01 - Content - Cost Modeling (9)

  1. How to build a good cost model 1 Min. Read

    This presentation by Beth Zotter provides guidelines on how to create a functionl, useful, and informative cost model. The presentation includes tips to make your cost model accessible, and easy to follow, while contextualizing how it can inform your decision making process as an entrepreneur.

    Credit: Beth Zotter

  2. Chiang Boas - Beyond the Back of the Envelope 1 Min. Read

    This presentation by MIT Professor Yet-Ming Chiang and Ryan Boas, both affiliated with 24M, highlights the importance of shifting from thinking purely about technology to using a robust cost modelto tune the direction of your R&D when commercializing technology for impact. The presentation walks through the elements of a good cost model and argues that this approach will help avoid the 4 pitfalls of developing a technology without a guiding model.

    Credit: Prof. Yet-Ming Chiang Ryan Boas

  3. ARPAE University - Cost Modeling 3 Min. Read

    This ARPA-E University cost modeling presentation provides a structure by which to think through the process of analyzing and modeling cost and introduces how to use the attached spreadsheet template.

    Credit: ARPA-E University

  4. ARPAE University - Cost Modeling 15 Min. Read

    This edition of ARPA-E University contains helpful advice for performers on an introduction to cost modeling and templates.The video provides a structure by which to think through the process of analyzing and modeling cost and introduces how to use the attached spreadsheet template.

    Credit: ARPA-E University

  5. True North Venture Partners - Cost Modeling & Capital Efficient Scaleup 1 Min. Read

    This deck by Dev Gavaskar, Techno-Economic Modeling Principal at True North Venture Partners, provides an overview of the value of techno-economic modeling as a tool in quantitatively understanding whether a technology can be scaled up to be profitable, and what risk factors need to be addressed on the path to get there. These metrics include sensitivity, scale, applicable markets, and cost extremes. The presentation includes some in depth examples, including one on assessing a new chemical process technology, and another on determining an optimal factory flow process using this framework.

    Credit: Dev Gavaskar, PhD

  6. Lazard - Levelized Cost of Energy Storage - Dec 2016 34 Min. Read

    This study done in collaboration between Lazard and Enovation Partners provides a framework to quanitify the levelized cost of electricity (LCOE) of energy storage.

    Credit: Lazard

  7. Pinkowski Cassady - Electrochemical Technoeconomic Modeling 1 Min. Read

    This resource by Nico Pinkowski and Sean Cassady provides a brief overview of techno-economic modeling (TEM) for electrochemical systems, to help assess their economic viability of certain electrochemical processes.The document takes you from thermodynamic analysis, stoichiometric and flow rate modeling through electrochemical reactor modeling, generating system level schematics and costing, and finally ends by synthesizing the analysis to conclude on the feasibility of the technology in question.

    Credit: Nico Pinkowski Sean Cassady

  8. IHS MarkIt Chemical Economics Handbook 2 Min. Read

    This collection of IHS MarkIt Chemical Economics Studies goes into great depth on working with specific chemicals, buyers, sellers, market forces, and worldwide trends - with a comprehensive list of over 80 resources.

    Credit: Dev Gavaskar, Ph.D.

  9. Lazard 2018 Updated Levelized Cost of Energy 16 Min. Read

    This study is Lazard's 2018 LCOE analysis, an incredibly solid overview and in-depth analysis for climate factor modeling in a variety of industries.

    Credit: Lazard

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02 - Examples - Curated Cost Models (18)

  1. Argonne - BatPaC - Li ion EV battery pack cost model 38 Min. Read

    This paper provides a bottom up framework to assess and quantify the design and cost of Lithium ion batteries.

    Credit: Argonne National Laboratory

  2. Argonne - BatPaC - Li ion EV battery pack cost model documentation 106 Min. Read

    This ARPA-E Universisty cost modeling paper provides a structure by which to think through the process of analyzing and modeling cost and introduces how to use the attached spreadsheet template.

    Credit: Argonne National Laboratory

  3. Argonne GREET model 2014 1 Min. Read

    Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Argonne National Lab has developed a full life-cycle model called GREET (Greenhouse gases, Regulated Emissions, and Energy use in Transportation). It allows researchers and analysts to evaluate various vehicle and fuel combinations on a full fuel-cycle/vehicle-cycle basis.

    Credit: Argonne GREET Model

  4. UC Berkeley - Semiconductor Manufacturing Wafer Cost Model 1 Min. Read

    This detailed spreadsheet provides a template to model the cost of producing microfab wafers.

    Credit: University of California, Berkeley

  5. MIT Solar PV Manufacturing Cost Model 1 Min. Read

    This model by Doug Powell at the MIT Photovoltaic Research Lab provides structure to assess the cost of producing solar photovoltaics, highlighting capital expenditure and ways to reduce it.

    Credit: MIT PV Research Lab

  6. MIT - Solar PV Manufacturing Cost Documentation 1 Min. Read

    This paper by Doug Powell at the MIT Photovoltaic Research Lab describes a model to assess the cost of producing solar photovoltaics, highlighting capital expenditure and ways to reduce it.

    Credit: MIT PV Research Lab

  7. Iowa State - Corn Ethanol Plant Model 1 Min. Read

    This spreadsheet from Iowa State University provides a mdoel and framework to track the profitability of core ethanol production, based on the variability of corn production and price, and processing costs.

    Credit: Iowa State University

  8. Lawes - Cost Estimate for MEMS 1 Min. Read

    This paper by R.A. Lawes examines the costs of layer deposition of principal high aspect ratio micromachining techniques used in microsystems/ MEMS fabrication, particularly silicon surface micromachining, wet bulk etching, wafer bonding, and other methods using cost model COST-MEMS. Factor explored include: increases in the wafer size, decreases in chip area, and the effect of shipping costs on overall expense.

    Credit: [R. A. Lawes] (http://www.imperial.ac.uk/electrical-engineering)

  9. LED Manufacturing Cost Model (LEDCOM) 1 Min. Read

    The Modular LED Cost Model (LEDCOM) provides a method for analyzing the manufacturing costs of an LED package.

  10. NREL - Biorefinery Economic Model Documentation 127 Min. Read

    This paper by the National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL) details a technoeconomic model that describes the costs of ethanol production to monitor competitiveness and market potential.

    Credit: National Renewable Energy Laboratory

  11. NREL - Biorefinery Economic Model 1 Min. Read

    This spreadsheet by the National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL) details a technoeconomic model that describes the costs of ethanol production to monitor competitiveness and market potential.

    Credit: National Renewable Energy Laboratory

  12. NREL - Corn Stover to Ethanol Model 1 Min. Read

    This spreadsheet models the cost of product of ethanol from corn based on various factors including capital and operation costs of equipment and material.

    Credit: National Renewable Energy Laboratory

  13. Sandia - Tidal Energy Reference Model 1 Min. Read

    This spreadsheet, created by Mirko Previsic at Re Vision LLC for Sandia National Laboratory provides the background and details of the cost and economic assessment of the Tidal Current Device.

    Credit: Mirko Previsic

  14. Sandia - Wave Energy Reference Model 14 Min. Read

    This spreadsheet, created by Mirko Previsic at Re Vision LLC for Sandia National Laboratory provides the background and details of the cost and economic assessment of the Wave Energy Device.

    Credit: Mirko Previsic

  15. Riboflavin Demo Model - Burk Engineerings 1 Min. Read

    This spreadsheet, created by Burk Engineering LLC, provides the framework to model and understand Riboflavin fermentation using input capital and operating costs, in addition to a process model.

    Credit: Burk Engineering LLC

  16. Update on the Cost of Nuclear Power - 2009 - Du Parsons 1 Min. Read

    This 2009 paper by Yangbo Du and John E. Parsons under the Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research at MIT provides an updated look at the cost of nuclear power from an initial paper in 2003. The paper examines more recent plant builds in Japan and Korea, providing an updated leveled cost of electricity from nuclear power.

    Credit: Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research (CEEPR)

  17. Update on Cost of Nuclear Power - 2009 - Du Parsons 1 Min. Read

    This spreadsheet accompanies the 2009 paper on the updated cost of nuclear power by Yangbo Du and John E. Parsons and provides the modeling behind the leveled cost of electricity calculations in the paper.

    Credit: Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research (CEEPR)

  18. ULSAB Vehicles Cost Model 1 Min. Read

    This spreadsheet model, created by Camanoe Associates in association with IBIS Associates and the MIT Material System Laboratory, breaks down the cost of production of a vehicle body. It is a part of the Ultralight Steel Auto Body (ULSAB) Programme which successfully used this modeling to generate a lighter, but equally safe car structure design.

    Credit: Rich Roth

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