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Estimating the Impacts of Storage Dry Matter Losses on Switchgrass Production

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  • Larson, James A.
  • Mooney, Daniel F.
  • English, Burton C.
  • Tyler, Donald D.

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This poster estimates dry matter losses as a function of harvest method, storage treatment, and time in storage. We then calculate the cost to store switchgrass bales under alternate harvest method and storage treatment scenarios; and determine the breakeven harvest method and storage treatment as a function of biomass price and time in storage.

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  • Larson, James A. & Mooney, Daniel F. & English, Burton C. & Tyler, Donald D., 2010. "Estimating the Impacts of Storage Dry Matter Losses on Switchgrass Production," 2010 Annual Meeting, July 25-27, 2010, Denver, Colorado 61530, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association.
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:aaea10:61530
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    1. Yu, Tun-Hsiang (Edward) & Larson, James A. & Gao, Yuan & English, Burton C., 2011. "Analyzing the Economics Values of An Alternative Preprocessing Facility in the Biomass Feedstocks - Biorefinery Supply Chain," 2011 Annual Meeting, July 24-26, 2011, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 103993, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association.

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    Keywords

    Biomass; bioenergy crops; function form; sustainable systems; Farm Management; Production Economics; Q10; Q42;

    JEL classification:

    • Q10 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture - - - General
    • Q42 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Energy - - - Alternative Energy Sources

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