Our business model embraces progress and change, rather than hedging against them
fast & Local
Our Scalable Business Model
Cool Planet’s technology allows us to scale rapidly with a business model that embraces progress and change, rather than hedging against them. We don’t want to remake the fuel market with one swoop – we want to build small, build fast, and build local.
The company’s unique business model of building smaller, significantly less expensive facilities closer to biomass feedstock allows us to expand rapidly, achieve lower scale-up risk and continuously innovate and improve with each facility.
Each 10-50 million gallon per year production facility is approximately one hundred times smaller than a typical oil refinery,, and is created with a low-cost modular design. The size and simplicity of each facility allows Cool Planet to have one of the lowest capital costs in the fuels industry.
The facilities are strategically located within 20-40 miles of biomass sources. This lowers our overall transportation costs and carbon footprint, and along with the simplicity of our technology, helps us achieve one of the lowest operating costs in the fuels industry.
Combined, this business model will allow Cool Planet to commercialize its technology faster, with far lower investment capital than most biofuel companies.
By starting small and swift, Cool Planet reduces risk by anticipating and adapting to technological, construction or operational changes that inevitably occur in the commercialization phase. With each facility, the team can innovate around and overcome any challenges.