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Supply and Social Cost Estimates for Biomass from Crop Residues in the United States


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  • Paul Gallagher


  • Mark Dikeman
  • John Fritz
  • Eric Wailes
  • Wayne Gauthier
  • Hosein Shapouri
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    The components of social costsincluded in the supply analysis are cashoutlays and opportunity costs associated withharvest and alternative residue uses, potentialenvironmental damage that is avoided byexcluding unsuitable land, and costs in movingresidues from farms to processing plants. Regional estimates account for the growingconditions and crops of the main agriculturalareas of the United States. Estimates includethe main U.S. field crops with potential forresidue harvest: corn, wheat, sorghum, oats,barley, rice and cane sugar. The potentialcontribution of residues to U.S. energy needsis discussed. Copyright Kluwer Academic Publishers 2003

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    Article provided by European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists in its journal Environmental and Resource Economics.

    Volume (Year): 24 (2003)
    Issue (Month): 4 (April)
    Pages: 335-358

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    Handle: RePEc:kap:enreec:v:24:y:2003:i:4:p:335-358

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    Keywords: biomass supply; crop residues; renewable fuels; sustainable land use; United States agriculture;


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    4. Fewell, Jason & Lynes, Melissa & Williams, Jeffery & Bergtold, Jason, 2013. "Kansas Farmers Interest and Preferences for Growing Cellulosic Bioenergy Crops," Journal of the ASFMRA, American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers.
    5. Maung, Thein A. & McCarl, Bruce A., 2008. "Economics of Biomass Fuels for Electricity Production: A Case Study with Crop Residues," 2008 Annual Meeting, July 27-29, 2008, Orlando, Florida 6417, American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association).
    6. Maung, Thein A. & Gustafson, Cole R. & Saxowsky, David M. & Nowatzki, John & Miljkovic, Tatjana & Ripplinger, David, 2013. "The logistics of supplying single vs. multi-crop cellulosic feedstocks to a biorefinery in southeast North Dakota," Applied Energy, Elsevier, vol. 109(C), pages 229-238.
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    13. Fewell, Jason E. & Bergtold, Jason S. & Williams, Jeffery R., 2011. "Farmers’ Willingness to Grow Switchgrass as a Cellulosic Bioenergy Crop: A Stated Choice Approach," 2011 Annual Meeting, June 29-July 1, 2011, Banff, Alberta, Canada 109776, Western Agricultural Economics Association.


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