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Economic Feasibility of Commercial Algae Oil Production in the United States


  • Fischer, Bart L.
  • Richardson, James W.
  • Outlaw, Joe L.
  • Allison, Marc S.


A Monte Carlo simulation model was constructed to analyze the economic feasibility of growing algae as a renewable fuel source. Increasing growth rates, pond water depth, oil content, and facility size are important for ensuring the economic viability of a commercial algae facility.

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  • Fischer, Bart L. & Richardson, James W. & Outlaw, Joe L. & Allison, Marc S., 2011. "Economic Feasibility of Commercial Algae Oil Production in the United States," 2011 Annual Meeting, February 5-8, 2011, Corpus Christi, Texas 98834, Southern Agricultural Economics Association.
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:saea11:98834

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    1. Wicks, Santhi & Howitt, Richard E., 2005. "Optimal Sustainable Agricultural Decisions: A Mixed Integer Approach," 2005 Annual meeting, July 24-27, Providence, RI 19230, American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association).
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    algae; renewable; fuel; feedstock; microalgae; Agribusiness; Agricultural and Food Policy; Crop Production/Industries; Production Economics; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy; Risk and Uncertainty;

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