skip to main content
OSTI.GOV title logo U.S. Department of Energy
Office of Scientific and Technical Information

Title: CatCost™ (Catalyst Cost Estimation Tool)

Abstract

CatCost™ is a state-of-the-art cost estimation tool designed to reduce the cost uncertainty associated with pre-commercial catalyst materials. The tool combines industry-standard cost estimation methods and resources into an intuitive suite of tools to bring actionable cost insight to every step of catalyst research and development. CatCost™ allows the rapid development of comprehensive catalyst cost estimates. It incorporates detailed insight into manufacturing methods, especially for pre-commercial catalysts, without requiring any process design experience. The tool has been designed from the ground up with a number of user-selectable estimation methods, pricing libraries, and ease-of-use features to tailor an estimate to a user's skill level and need for customization, empowering researchers of all skill-levels to make better R&D decisions throughout the catalyst development cycle. Our costing methods are fully transparent and enable power-users the ability to adjust any estimate to the economic realities of their operation. The tool has been designed from the ground up with a number of user-selectable estimation methods, pricing libraries, and ease-of-use features to tailor an estimate to a user's skill level and need for customization, empowering researchers of all skill-levels to make better R&D decisions throughout the catalyst development cycle. Our costing methods are fully transparent andmore » enable power-users the ability to adjust any estimate to the economic realities of their operation. Features include: Raw materials pricing: Libraries of common chemicals, cost scaling indices, guidance for obtaining bulk quotes, and methods for extrapolating laboratory-scale prices to bulk. Simplified step method for synthesis by a contract manufacturer: All-in hourly cost for process equipment using methods and data from tollers. (Excel-only in v1.0)« less

Developers:
 [1];  [1];  [1];  [1];  [1];  [1];  [1];  [1];  [1];  [1];  [1];  [1];  [2];  [2]
  1. National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
  2. Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)
Release Date:
Project Type:
Closed Source, Site Hosted
Software Type:
Scientific
Licenses:
Other
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Transportation Office. Bioenergy Technologies Office

Primary Award/Contract Number:
AC36-08GO28308
Code ID:
31720
Site Accession Number:
NREL SWR-18-74
Research Org.:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States); Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)
Country of Origin:
United States

Citation Formats

Baddour, Frederick, Van Allsburg, Kurt, Wunder, Nicholas, Yarbrough, John, Jankousky, Matthew, Gruchalla, Kenny, Potter, Kristin, Schaidle, Joshua, Tan, Eric, Talmadge, Michael, Hensley, Jesse, Habas, Susan, Snowden-Swan, Lesley, Frye, John, and USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. CatCost™ (Catalyst Cost Estimation Tool). Computer software. USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Transportation Office. Bioenergy Technologies Office. 14 Feb. 2019. Web. doi:10.11578/dc.20191029.1.
Baddour, Frederick, Van Allsburg, Kurt, Wunder, Nicholas, Yarbrough, John, Jankousky, Matthew, Gruchalla, Kenny, Potter, Kristin, Schaidle, Joshua, Tan, Eric, Talmadge, Michael, Hensley, Jesse, Habas, Susan, Snowden-Swan, Lesley, Frye, John, & USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. (2019, February 14). CatCost™ (Catalyst Cost Estimation Tool) [Computer software]. https://doi.org/10.11578/dc.20191029.1
Baddour, Frederick, Van Allsburg, Kurt, Wunder, Nicholas, Yarbrough, John, Jankousky, Matthew, Gruchalla, Kenny, Potter, Kristin, Schaidle, Joshua, Tan, Eric, Talmadge, Michael, Hensley, Jesse, Habas, Susan, Snowden-Swan, Lesley, Frye, John, and USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. CatCost™ (Catalyst Cost Estimation Tool). Computer software. February 14, 2019. doi:https://doi.org/10.11578/dc.20191029.1.
@misc{osti_1572182,
title = {CatCost™ (Catalyst Cost Estimation Tool)},
author = {Baddour, Frederick and Van Allsburg, Kurt and Wunder, Nicholas and Yarbrough, John and Jankousky, Matthew and Gruchalla, Kenny and Potter, Kristin and Schaidle, Joshua and Tan, Eric and Talmadge, Michael and Hensley, Jesse and Habas, Susan and Snowden-Swan, Lesley and Frye, John and USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy},
abstractNote = {CatCost™ is a state-of-the-art cost estimation tool designed to reduce the cost uncertainty associated with pre-commercial catalyst materials. The tool combines industry-standard cost estimation methods and resources into an intuitive suite of tools to bring actionable cost insight to every step of catalyst research and development. CatCost™ allows the rapid development of comprehensive catalyst cost estimates. It incorporates detailed insight into manufacturing methods, especially for pre-commercial catalysts, without requiring any process design experience. The tool has been designed from the ground up with a number of user-selectable estimation methods, pricing libraries, and ease-of-use features to tailor an estimate to a user's skill level and need for customization, empowering researchers of all skill-levels to make better R&D decisions throughout the catalyst development cycle. Our costing methods are fully transparent and enable power-users the ability to adjust any estimate to the economic realities of their operation. The tool has been designed from the ground up with a number of user-selectable estimation methods, pricing libraries, and ease-of-use features to tailor an estimate to a user's skill level and need for customization, empowering researchers of all skill-levels to make better R&D decisions throughout the catalyst development cycle. Our costing methods are fully transparent and enable power-users the ability to adjust any estimate to the economic realities of their operation. Features include: Raw materials pricing: Libraries of common chemicals, cost scaling indices, guidance for obtaining bulk quotes, and methods for extrapolating laboratory-scale prices to bulk. Simplified step method for synthesis by a contract manufacturer: All-in hourly cost for process equipment using methods and data from tollers. (Excel-only in v1.0)},
doi = {10.11578/dc.20191029.1},
url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/1572182}, year = {2019},
month = {2},
note =
}