Case study - Energy efficiency

Replacing agricultural tractors, harvesters, sprayers and other attachments with modern equipment are popular BEERECL supported projects. Three firms, Kemapul Ltd, ZP Emil Stamov and ZKPU Obedinenie 93, replaced old inefficient tractors. Often one new larger tractor replaces four to six existing small tractors. Also projects often included ploughs, sprayers, cultivators and other tractor attachments.

Investment Details:

  • Total Project Cost : EUR 60,000-40,000
  • KIDSF Grant : EUR 7,500-20,000
  • Loan : EUR 50,000-140,000
  • Simple Payback Period : 3.8 to 5.5 years
  • Internal Rate of Return : 16%-38%

Estimated Annual Savings

  • Energy Cost Saving : EUR 11,300-19,600
  • Reduced Energy Costs by % : 36%-45%
  • Operation and Maintenance cost savings : EUR 3,500-12,000
  • Total Cash Savings : EUR 16,000-32,000

Project results from replacing aged tractors with new larger efficient tractors

  • Less time needed to complete field processes
  • Completion of the field processes at the optimal time
  • Field processes are completed with a higher quality
  • Reduced operator labor costs
  • Reduced diesel fuel costsReduced maintenance and repair costs
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