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Cost to Produce Cellulosic Biomass Feedstock: Four Perennial Grass Species Compared

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  • Haque, Mohua
  • Epplin, Francis M.
  • Aravindhakshan, Sijesh C.
  • Taliaferro, Charles M.
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    Switchgrass has been proposed as a dedicated energy crop to fulfill long-term policy goals. Production costs were determined for switchgrass and three alternative perennial grass species for four levels of nitrogen fertilizer and two harvest systems. For the alternatives evaluated, biomass production cost per ton was lowest for switchgrass.

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    Paper provided by Southern Agricultural Economics Association in its series 2008 Annual Meeting, February 2-6, 2008, Dallas, Texas with number 6817.

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    Handle: RePEc:ags:saeaed:6817

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    Keywords: Crop Production/Industries;

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    1. Mooney, Daniel F. & Roberts, Roland K. & English, Burton C. & Tyler, Donald D. & Larson, James A., 2008. "Switchgrass Production in Marginal Environments: A Comparative Economic Analysis across Four West Tennessee Landscapes," 2008 Annual Meeting, July 27-29, 2008, Orlando, Florida 6403, American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association).

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