Steam generation cost comparison of different fuels

Sr.# Fuel Type BTU in Fuel BTU for 1 Ton of Steam Required Fuel Quantity KG, mmBTU or Ltr/Ton of Steam Rate/KG, mmBTU or Ltr (Rupees) Cost of Steam/Ton (Rupees)
1 Natural Gas (MM BTU) 1,000,000 3,210,000 3.21 877 2,815.17
2 RNLG (MM BTU) 1,000,000 3,210,000 3.21 963.29 3,092.16
3 Wood Logs (KG) 9,000 3,210,000 357 8 2,856
4 Coal Lumps (Imported) (0-50 mm) (KG) 25,500 3,210,000 125.8 15.25 1,918.4
5 Corn Cob (KG) 8,000 3,210,000 402 8.5 3,417
6 Wood Chips (KG) 9,000 3,210,000 357 8 2,856
7 Rice Husk (KG) 12,000 3,210,000 267.5 9 2,407.5
8 Bagasse (KG) 6,420 3,210,000 500 6 3,000
9 HFO (Ltr) 40,786 3,210,000 78.7 42.91 3,377
10 Diesel (Ltr) (HSDO) 42,800 3,210,000 75 81 6,075
11 LPG (Ltr) 47,000 3,210,000 68 95 6,460
BREAKING NEWS FOR KARACHI
1 Coal Lumps (Imported) (0-50 mm) (KG) 25,500 3,210,000 125.8 12.20 1,534.7

Note 1: In above steam generation cost comparison, all tests are on actual basis at the time of testing and observation. Actual results may vary from mills to mills (location to location) and kind of raw material available at the time of consumption by the user. These results are based on normal ambient temperature and humidity.

Note 2: The price of Rice Husk, Wood Chips & Wood Logs is the price in major cities of Punjab.