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Vernon-Nelson Chemicals is planning to release a new brand of insecticide, Bee-Safe, that will kill many insect pests but not harm useful pollinators. Buying new equipment to manufacture the product

Vernon-Nelson Chemicals is planning to release a new brand of insecticide, Bee-Safe, that will kill many insect pests but not harm useful pollinators. Buying new equipment to manufacture the product will cost $15 million. The equipment is expected to have a lifetime of 10 years and will be depreciated by the straight-line method over its lifetime. The firm expects that they should be able to sell 1,000,000 gallons per year at a price of $53 per gallon. It will take $36 per gallon to manufacture and support the product. If Vernon-Nelson's marginal tax rate is 40%, what is the NPV of this project assuming 10% cost of capital? Show calculations.

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