Accession Number : ADA132111

Title :   COMPARE: A Method for Analyzing Investment Alternatives in Industrial Wood and Bark Energy Systems.

Descriptive Note : Forest Service general technical rept.,

Corporate Author : FOREST PRODUCTS LAB MADISON WI

Personal Author(s) : Ince,Peter J

PDF Url : ADA132111

Report Date : Jun 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 30

Abstract : COMPARE is a FORTRAN computer program resulting from a study to develop methods for comparative economic analysis of alternatives in industrial wood and bark energy systems. COMPARE provides complete guidelines for economic analysis of wood and bark energy systems. As such, COMPARE can be useful to those who have only basic familiarity with investment analysis of wood and bark energy systems. This report provides instructions on how to prepare data for COMPARE, information on how to use the program, sample data, sample output, and a listing of the program. COMPARE ranks investment alternatives according to the highest benefit cost ratio based on discounted energy values and cash flows. The use of a benefit cost ratio as a ranking criterion is analyzed and explained in an appendix to this report.

Descriptors :   *Wood, *Fuel consumption, *Industries, *Economic analysis, *Computer programs, Methodology, Investments, Fuel systems, Cost analysis, Fortran, User manuals

Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Wood, Paper and Related Forestry Products
      Computer Programming and Software
      Mfg & Industrial Eng & Control of Product Sys
      Fuels

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE