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Determining the Optimal Location for Collocating a Louisiana Sugar Mill and a New Cellulosic Ethanol Plant


  • Darby, Paul M.
  • Mark, Tyler B.


This paper examines the possibility of collocating a cellulosic ethanol processing plant with certain Louisiana sugar mills, chosen based on their strategic locations and cane grinding capacity. The prospective plants are compared based on transportation costs and overall economic performance.

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  • Darby, Paul M. & Mark, Tyler B., 2012. "Determining the Optimal Location for Collocating a Louisiana Sugar Mill and a New Cellulosic Ethanol Plant," 2012 Annual Meeting, February 4-7, 2012, Birmingham, Alabama 119787, Southern Agricultural Economics Association.
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:saea12:119787

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    cellulosic ethanol; advanced biofuels; sugarcane; energy cane; bioenergy; Agribusiness; Production Economics; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy; q16; q42;

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