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AgEcon Search: Research in Agricultural and Applied Economics collects, indexes, and electronically distributes full text copies of scholarly research in the broadly defined field of agricultural economics including sub disciplines such as agribusiness, food supply, natural resource economics, environmental economics, policy issues, agricultural trade, and economic development.
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Biofuels, Food and Feed Tradeoffs Conference, April 12-13, 2007, St, Louis, Missouri
Corn processing coproducts from ethanol production - Rausch, Kent D.; Belyea, Ronald L.; Singh, Vijay; Tumbleson, M.E.
Increase in demand for ethanol as a fuel additive has resulted in growth in ethanol
production. Ethanol is produced from corn by either wet milling or dry grind processing. In wet
milling, the corn kernel is fractionated into different components, resulting in several coproducts.
Wet mill plants are capital intensive because of equipment requirements and typically are
corporate owned. In dry grind processing, the corn kernel is not fractionated and only one
coproduct, distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS), is generated. Dry grind plants require
less equipment and capital than wet mills. They typically are producer owned and add direct
benefits to rural economies. Most of the...
Assessment of two alternative switchgrass harvest and transport methods - Popp, Michael P.; Hogan, Robert J., Jr.
As the search for renewable energy sources from agriculture intensifies, many
agricultural producers are contemplating production of a native perennial grass species,
switchgrass (Panicum Vigratum, L.). While much information on various aspects of
switchgrass production exists, this paper discusses implications of two alternative
harvesting and transportation methods that may be suitable for Arkansas conditions.
Results suggested that module building compared to the simpler round baling technology
may be a promising alternative.
Using stated preferences to estimate the environmental benefits of using biodiesel fuel in diesel engines - Jeanty, Pierre Wilner; Hitzhusen, Frederick J.
Using biodiesel fuel to reduce emissions from diesel engines is an area of increasing
interest. Many environmental benefits associated with biodiesel are not traded in markets and
their estimation requires economic valuation methods applied to non-market goods and services.
This paper presents the results of a contingent valuation survey conducted in 2006 in two Ohio
regions to estimate willingness to pay for air pollution reduction arising from using biodiesel fuel
in diesel engines. The double bounded parametric formulation was used to estimate mean WTP
ranging from $157 to $457. These results yield estimated aggregate benefits ranging from $123
to $429 million and can be used as a...
Recent developments and prospects for the production of biofuels in the EU: Can they really be "Part of Solution"? - Jacquet, Florence; Bamiere, Laure; Bureau, Jean-Christophe; Guinde, Loic; Guyomard, Herve; Treguer, David
The European Union has launched an ambitious policy aiming at increasing the use of
biofuels in land transport “with a view to contributing to objectives such as meeting climate
change commitments, environmentally friendly security of supply and promoting renewable
energy sources”. Another motivation, at least for some member states, is that the development of
biofuels is expected to provide larger outlets for domestic farm products and new employment
opportunities in rural areas and make future adjustments of the Common agricultural policy
easier. The EU policy of support to energy crops, tax exemption for biofuels and mandatory
incorporation targets in some member states, has resulted in a significant...