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DRI Cost Estimator

DRI Investment

DRI Mod
Cost/ Unit
Number of DRI units
Estimated DRI Cost
DRI units:
Installation:
$
Number of acres:
DRI units per acre:


Resource Consumption

Current
DRI Estimate 1
DRI Estimate 2
Water gals/acre/cycle:
Cycles per year:
Gallons/acre/year:
520,200
260,1000
Acre-feet/acre/yr:
??
??
??

Water cost/acre/yr:
$ -
$ -
$ -
Fertilizer cost/acre/yr*:
$175
$67
$34
Sulfuric acid cost/acre/yr:
$102
$39
$20
applied through dip
102
39
20
applied topically
0
??
??
Energy cost/acre/yr:
$228
$88
$44
Weed abate cost/acre/yr:
$228
$88
$44
Annual Resource Use:
$1,473,334
$567,234
$283,617

Estimated Return on DRI Investment

Cost of Funds (discount rate):
Water cost per acre-foot:
Fertilizer cost per acre*:
Sulfuric acid cost per acre*:
Topical sulfuric acid cost per acre:
Energy cost per acre-foot:
Weed abatement cost per acre:
5yr Capital Recovery Factor:
0.2404
DRI Estimate 1
DRI Estimate 2
Annual Water Savings:
$
$
Annual Fertilizer Savings:
$313,727
$411,926
Annual Sulfuric Acid Savings:
$183,521
$240,965
Annual Energy Savings:
$408,852
$536,827
Annual Weed Abatement Savings:
$
$
Total water/ fertilizer/ energy savings:
$906,101
$1,189,717


Breakeven Estimate (years)
1.4
1.1
5yr Net Present Value Estimate:
$2,485,914
$3,665,490
5yr Internal Rate of Return Estimate:
65%
89%
5yr Cost/Benefit Ratio:
0.13
0.06
Annual Cost of Delay:
$597,713
$881,329

Editable Default Values

water portion of current
install cost/unit
discount rate
water gal/acre ft