Expectation of costs


Not shown or included. Where applicable, Value Added Tax (VAT) or any local taxes would be added and payable on purchases.

Our fees

We are clear from the outset, no surprises. All DCE Fuel fees and any goods or services purchased are payable in £/GBP.

Our initial consultation meeting time is always FREE. We ask for all travel and accommodation expenses to be covered; travelling by motor vehicle @ 45p per mile, parking and/or the cost of all the public transportations from CH1 3NS. Sustenance to be provided at the meeting venue during the times of breakfast, lunch and dinner.


Business Plan

Designed to give your company stakeholders full insight of recycling waste plastic into fuel.

DCE Fuel can provide a comprehensive business plan in your business name. The contents include an Executive summary, twelve detailed plan points and additional financial forecast spreadsheets.

Your company will be required to complete a fact finding questionnaire.

Ten business working days completion time.

The cost to prepare the Business plan in your company name £1,500.

Land acquisition

Do you have your own land/site in UK or mainland Europe?

DCE Fuel has a large property agent network of contacts who understand the technical location requirements and will help in land acquisition.

Recycling Waste Plastic to Fuel site requirments.pdf

Planning application budgeting

A virgin site without any previous approved waste use will require planning permission.

An initial feasibility assessment to determine the likely regulatory routes and to ‘flush out’ any major issues at the outset.

A high level feasibility study which would include details on the submissions which would need to accompany the planning and permitting applications, an idea of timescales for the planning and permitting applications to be prepared and submitted and determined by the Local Planning Authority (LPA), a review of the relevant legislation and guidance which would need to be followed.

The initial stage site feasibility study will cost £35,000.

Total budgeting for the feasibility and planning application, we would recommend £100,000 for a standard plant application through to permission.

Financial partnerships between client (LOP) and DCE Fuel

DCE Fuel is eager to work together with Local Operational Partners (LOP’s).

Our LOP will secure an equity investment of 70% of the official list price of our processing plant machinery. DCE Fuel’s share of the investment would be represented by a 30% discount off the official plant list price. DCE Fuel will act as Technical Partner in the business. DCE Fuel will register a company with a 70/30% shareholding structure under a franchise agreement.
DCE Fuel offers an earn-out option for LOP’s to acquire DCE Fuel’s stake in the LOP within a time frame of five-years.


Plant cost

The plant is made up of three main components. Dependent on the type of feedstock being presented to the plant and the desired level of fuel output the individual components will vary or may not be required.


  • Continuous feedstock plant £400,000
  • 10 tonne pyrolysis reactor £400,000.
  • Fuel purification system £200,000.
  • Delivery (UK, mainland Europe), set up, training, software and annual maintenance £110,000.


Total £1,110,000

Delivery schedule

To UK and mainland Europe, based on batch fed standard plant with fuel purification: From order to commissioning: 26 weeks.

Summary of plant, planning and permitting costs

Land cost and site requirements; The responsibility of the client, say £200,000.

Not including the business plan, the initial preliminary costs will be £35,000.

Further costs, though to planning permissions, say £65,000.

Average plant cost, including delivery (UK, mainland Europe), set up, training, software and annual maintenance, say £1,110,000.

Total investment £1,410,000.

Or, as a Local Operational Partner (LOP); Total investment £1,110,000.

Payment terms

Business plan (if required): 100% with an order.
Site feasibility study (initial stage): £35,000 on an order. Variable costs as agreed, payable on demand through to permissions.
Without LOP; Production plant components: 25% with an order. 70% on completion of manufactured components. 5% on commissioning.
With LOP: Production plant components: 10% with an order that includes signing the LOP agreement. 50% on completion of manufactured components. 5% on commissioning.
Delivery, set up, training, software and annual maintenance: 25% with order, 70% on delivery to site. 5% on commissioning.

Our Research and Development (R&D) finance team (UK)

They identify project cost that can be claimed against R&D. The R&D team recovers their costs by charging a percentage of the recovered R&D funds. Based on a 5-year contract: They can go back 1 year (year zero). The charge for year zero and year 1 is 25% of the identified costs. For years 2, 3, 4 and 5 it is 20% of the identified costs.

Your Accountant

Part of the R&D application requires an Accountant to tick 4 boxes on the HMRC CT600 form, typically a cost by the accountant of no more that £50.