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Table 10 Comparison of plant’s economics with different catalysts used in lignin valorization process

From: Economic feasibility of gasoline production from lignocellulosic wastes in Hong Kong

 Ru/Nb2O5Ru/CPt/CNT + Amberlyst-15
Gross Profit (RMB ¥/year)¥ 11,810,000¥ 12,387,000¥ 16,114,000
Taxes (26%)¥ 1,949,000¥ 2,044,000¥ 2,659,000
Net Profit (RMB ¥/year)¥ 27,039,000¥ 28,476,000¥ 37,061,000
Net Present Value (RMB ¥)¥ 177,000¥ 2,814,000¥ -32,228,000
IRR (%)6.95%7.27%5.23%
Return on Investment (%)14.14%14.10%14.03%
Payback Time (year)7.077.097.13
Selling Price of Bio-gasoline (RMB ¥/kg)¥ 32¥ 29¥ 310