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Next-Generation Biofuels: Near-Term Challenges and Implications for Agriculture

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  • Coyle, William T.
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    Achieving the U.S. goal to triple biofuel use by 2022 will depend on rapid expansion in cellulosic biofuels, and U.S. agriculture, as a leading source of the Nation’s biomass, will play a significant role in this expansion. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced that the cellulosic biofuel mandate for 2010 would be reduced from 100 million gallons to 6.5 million gallons. Blending and shipping constraints may encourage investors to turn away from cellulosic ethanol in favor of processes that yield green fuels, more closely substitutable for fossil fuels.

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    Article provided by United States Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service in its journal Amber Waves.

    Volume (Year): (2010)
    Issue (Month): (June)
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    Handle: RePEc:ags:uersaw:121959

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    1. Jones, Carol Adaire & Nickerson, Cynthia J. & Heisey, Paul W., 2012. "New Uses of Old Tools: An Assessment of Current and Potential Agricultural Greenhouse Gas Mitigation with Sector-based Policies," 2012 Annual Meeting, August 12-14, 2012, Seattle, Washington 124735, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association.
    2. Jobbagy, Peter & Bai, Attila, 2012. "The Effects Of Global Real Economic Crisis On The Markets For Fossil And Renewable Fuels," APSTRACT: Applied Studies in Agribusiness and Commerce, AGRIMBA, vol. 6(5).
    3. Alexander, Corinne & Ivanic, Rasto & Rosch, Stephanie & Tyner, Wallace & Wu, Steven Y. & Yoder, Joshua R., 2012. "Contract theory and implications for perennial energy crop contracting," Energy Economics, Elsevier, vol. 34(4), pages 970-979.
    4. Okwo, Adaora & Thomas, Valerie M., 2014. "Biomass feedstock contracts: Role of land quality and yield variability in near term feasibility," Energy Economics, Elsevier, vol. 42(C), pages 67-80.
    5. Hakan Eggert & Mads Greaker, 2014. "Promoting Second Generation Biofuels: Does the First Generation Pave the Road?," Energies, MDPI, Open Access Journal, vol. 7(7), pages 4430-4445, July.
    6. Eggert, Håkan & Greaker, Mads & Potter, Emily, 2011. "Policies for Second Generation Biofuels: Current status and future challenges," Working Papers in Economics 501, University of Gothenburg, Department of Economics.
    7. Hoque, Mohammad Mainul & Artz, Georgeanne M. & Martens, Bobby J. & Jarboe, Darren H., 2013. "Essentials for Producer Participation in Biomass Markets When Choices are Correlated," 2013 Annual Meeting, February 2-5, 2013, Orlando, Florida 142747, Southern Agricultural Economics Association.

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