Biorefinery Survey

This survey is being conducted for the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).

We value your participation in this brief survey to help NREL better understand the next generation biofuel industry as a whole and its contributions to the local and national economy.

This survey is being conducted by Yimin Zhang (NREL) and Marshall Goldberg (MRG & Associates), a subcontractor for NREL.

Your individual responses will not be published, only aggregate information will be used in the reporting of the survey results.

Thank you for your participation.

* 1. Please indicate the plant type and current status of your biorefinery?

Plant Type                                      Current Status

* 2. Please indicate the construction and operational start dates for your biorefinery and respondent information

* 3. Biorefinery Construction Phase (If your biorefinery is in the planning stage or currently under construction, please provide estimates) For employment related questions, one full-time equivalent (FTE) job refers to 40 hours of work per week for 50 weeks = 2,000 hours per year. Examples: 1 construction worker working 40 hours per week for 25 weeks = (40 hrs. * 25 wks)/2,000 annual hrs. = .5 FTE; 100 construction workers working full time for 1 year = 100 FTE.

* 4. Type of conversion technology used by biorefinery

* 5. Biorefinery construction cost (total capital investment including equipment, installation, contingency, and land) (please provide an estimate even if biorefinery is not complete)

* 6. Operating Phase  Indicate all feedstock type(s) used (e.g., agricultural residues; energy crops; forest residues; mill and other residues and wastes) and average cost of feedstock delivered to biorefinery ($/dry ton) (please provide estimates even if biorefinery is not operational)

* 7. Primary product(s) produced, please indicate type (e.g., ethanol, renewable diesel, transportation blendstock, etc.) and maximum annual output (e.g., 50 million gals.)

* 8. If the biorefinery produces (or is expected to produce) co-products such as animal feed, electricity, or other, please indicate the type and maximum annual output (e.g., 100 tons, 5,000 kWh) for each:

* 9. Total Number of full-time equivalent employees working at the biorefinery (1 full-time equivalent: 40 hours per week for 50 weeks = 2,000 hours per year). Please provide a breakdown of the number of employees by position.

* 10. Total annual operating costs: fixed and variable (non-feedstock) operating costs ($/year)