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Elements of a Biodiesel Business Plan


There are seven major sections of a Biodiesel Business Plan, and each one is a complex document.

Now that you understand why you need a†Biodiesel Business Plan†and a leading business plan expert to carefully craft to meet specific business requirements. High quality customized service is ours policy and priority. We have a full flagged Business Development Division where the top scientists of agronomy, plant science, technocrats and financial experts work together to prepare a complete comprehensive and customized Biodiesel Business Plan. The following pages will describe in detail the seven essential sections of a Biodiesel Business Plan: but we shall put up some more sections and additional resources.

The emphasis of the Biodiesel Business Plan formulated by us shall be on the presentation of a complete, concise and credible plan that can be readily interpreted by investors/financiers who may not be fully familiar with the market/technology/risks and which will enable them to form and take decisions as to whether an investment in the project is attractive and feasible. Good, well structured and presented Biodiesel Business Plans are the key to getting your project in front of potential investors and starting the negotiation process.

1. Executive Summary


Within the overall outline of the Biodiesel Business Plan, the executive summary will follow the title page. The summary shall tell the reader what you want. This is very important. All too often, what the Biodiesel Business Plan owner desires - clearly state what you're asking for in the summary.

The Executive Summary shall be structured as a separate stand alone document to the Biodiesel Business Plan and shall provide concise summary information on significant material portions of the Biodiesel Business Plan:

Brief description of the project The investment/ financing required as subject of this proposal Value Proposition Market opportunity Biodiesel Business Plan objectives and benefits The possible I projected headline returns Exit strategy if known

2. Biodiesel Business Plan Description

Introduction: Tell Them All about It

Briefly introduce the project, what is involved, the scope and the commercial rationale for implementing it, where it is located and who is involved: who is doing what, where, when, how and why?

The Biodiesel Business Plan description usually begins with a short description of the industry. When describing the industry, discuss the present outlook as well as future possibilities. We shall also provide information on all the various markets within the industry, including any new products or developments that will benefit or adversely affect your Biodiesel Business Plan. Base all of our observations on reliable data. This is important if you're seeking funding; the investor will want to know just how dependable your information is, and won't risk money on assumptions or conjecture.


3. Biodiesel Business Plan Model & Strategy

a. Detailed Biodiesel Business Plan Model

This section shall include the detailed description of the Biodiesel Business Plan model -who does what and why-and the details I discussion of the commercial rationale.

The detailed Biodiesel Business Plan shall include all the phases of project development & implementation:

Pre-Development Phase Development Phase-
I. The plantation stage shall have the cost estimation for (i) Pre-plantation stage including nursery (ii) Execution of Plantation and (iii) crop care n
I. The oil extraction stage shall have detailed about the process and machineries including capital and maintenance cost
I. Likewise biodiesel stage has complete details about process, technology, utilities and layout etc.
Start of Biodiesel Business Plan onward Exit strategy (if and where applicable)
b. Operations Planning
c. Expansion I Growth Strategy

This depends on the management's discretion to either run this Biodiesel Business Plan as a cash cow or a growth centre. If the latter is chosen, the expansion plan shall be included in this section of the Biodiesel Business Plan. The Scenario analysis and the financial analysis shall reflect these details.

d. Marketing Strategy

The Biodiesel Business Plan strategy involves a selling of a product, the team shall elaborate on how the marketing function will be structured and its operations carried out. This might include efforts to convince potential buyers, off takers, authorities, investors or the general public of your Biodiesel Business Plan offering.

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4. Management and Manpower Structure

a. Company/Project Structure

The proposed company/ project management and organization structure shall be clearly presented, including, where possible, the names of personnel selected and the allocation of roles and positions.

b. Management Expertise and Credentials

Provide profiles, brief CVs of key management and personnel involved in the project development and implementation.

The purpose of including the expertise and credentials of the company management is to convince investors of the ligamentís capability and potential. Therefore detailed attention shall be paid to relevant work experience, contributions and skill sets critical to the success of the Biodiesel Business Plan project.

c. Manpower Distribution

Biodiesel Business Planes with complex operations or large manpower requirements shall be well thought through and presented in a concise manner. It is important to ensure that assumptions for this section are realistic and achievable. It is also important to demonstrate that appropriate skills are available in the local market and that management has a plausible strategy for identifying and securing key personnel. Training and skills transfer may be an issue here.

d. Partnerships

Introduce and describe the roles of key partners, other companies and institutions involved in the development and implementation of the project.


5. Technology

Relevant technologies that are developed, procured, licensed, leased or otherwise acquired and which contribute heavily to the revenue/cost of the Biodiesel Business Plan shall be presented and discussed in relation to the value chain of the Biodiesel Business Plan.

The project constitutes in itself the development and commercialization of a new technology so the technology, its benefits, drawbacks and differences in comparison with existing technologies shall be presented and clearly explained.

Technologies shall be described in plain simple terms that are readily understandable to a layman.

a. Technologies & Suppliers Considered Available choices of technologies and their suppliers to achieve the Biodiesel Business Plan I project objectives shall be discussed and compared.

b. Technology Provider Chosen

The decision on the choice of technology and technology suppliers shall reflect the technology comparisons made in the previous section.


6. Industry Analysis

Investors/Financiers will be looking out for accurate market information and analysis and where possible quantitative forecasts which demonstrate that the Project Developer understands the economic environment in which the project is situated, the potential of the Biodiesel Business Plan and the competitive threats.

a. External market analysis

The Biodiesel Business Plan shall cover all grounds in looking at factors that might impact the future Biodiesel Business Plan. A suggested framework to use is Porter's Five Forces or the SWOT Analysis.
b. Competition Analysis

This section shall provide an analysis of companies with similar or competitive offerings as the proposed Biodiesel Business Plan. Conversely, other companies or initiatives that complement the Biodiesel Business Plan can be elaborated upon.

c. Competitive Advantage Analysis

Developers shall highlight the competitive advantage of their Biodiesel Business Plan as compared to existing or future market competition. This could also include competitive strategies the company might adopt to create barriers of entry.

Competition Analysis and Competitive Advantage Analysis are of high interest and concern to investors and financiers particularly where the project involves young technologies and in Biodiesel Business Plan segments where the development pace is very fast. Investors will favor Project Developers that have high quality and up to date information about new technology developments and competitors' activities which could disrupt or benefit their Biodiesel Business Plan models.


7. Investment

Closely tied to the financial analysis, potential debt and equity investors will be interested in the risk and returns possible to them specifically. These returns for equity and debt holders depend will on the investment structure and in the case of the equity holder, dividend payment structure.

Investment Structure

Therefore, the proposed investment structure details shall be clearly spelt out in this section. Developers shall provide figures for the total investment amount of the project and their proposed/targeted financing structure (debt/equity ratio). Schedules of capital expenditure and operational expenditure, and assumed timings of financing requirements, refinancing, and repayment ability shall be provided as appropriate. Provision of a Source and Application of Funds schedule is recommended.

The underlying assumptions shall be clearly presented and it is recommended that estimates and assumptions shall also be made conservatively.

Exit Strategy

The proposed timeline of the Biodiesel Business Plan investment is an important piece of information for investors. Similarly, the exit strategy for the investor shall be clearly constructed around this timeline. To increase the flexibility of the Biodiesel Business Plan, possible multiple exit points can be suggested.


8. Financial Analysis

The purpose of this section is to highlight the profitability of the Biodiesel Business Plan. Relevant lines of profit include sales/ revenue of goods and services and possible carbon emissions revenues. The evaluation shall be credible with conservative estimates being used throughout this section.

a. Financial Assumptions

As a guide, financial assumptions shall entail but are not limited to the following categories:

CAPEX Assumptions, Expense Assumptions Revenue Assumptions Project Operating Assumptions

Financing Assumptions (cost of capital, interest cost etc)

b. Biodiesel Business Plan Cashflows

The cashflows from the project will be built on the assumptions defined in the previous section. In turn, the projected cashflows will form the basis for the financial results in the next section. The cashf/ows can be augmented by other statements such as the income statement, the balance sheet and other relevant financial statements.

c. Biodiesel Business Plan Returns

This section shall include the possible economic returns and the relevant ratios that will be important in evaluating the economic feasibility of the Biodiesel Business Plan. Any combination of recognised investment indicators and ratios may be used that are appropriate to the nature of the project: eg -IRR, ROCE, Rot, EBIT, and EBITDA, Break Even, Payback Period, DSCR, LLCR etc. . . .

9. Risk Analysis

The risks involved in implementing the project and or running the Biodiesel Business Plan shall be described in appropriate detail. These risks typically entail but are not limited to;

a. Biodiesel Business Plan Specific Risks -completion risk, counterparty risks, performance risks

b. Cost I Price I Revenue Risks

c. Technology Risk,

d. Country Specific & Political Risk -change in regulation,

e. Industry Wide Risk .6. Financial Risks.

Summaries the steps taken/planned to deal with and mitigate the principal risks. Investors will focus on key targeted risks connected with the particular Biodiesel Business Plan model or industry.


10. Stress Test Scenarios and Upside Analysis

The impacts of downside risk and upside potentials that could affect the returns of the Biodiesel Business Plan in the future shall be presented and financially modeled if possible. The downside analysis shall focus on those risks that represent the greatest threat to the Biodiesel Business Plan/ project as identified in the Risk Analysis section and shall avoid modeling generalized risks (eg 5% downturn in turnover).


11. Conclusion

Highlight the chief strengths and benefits of the project I Biodiesel Business Plan and summaries why an investor shall consider investing.

Business Development Division, CJP
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