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


  • Haque, Mohua
  • Epplin, Francis M.
  • Aravindhakshan, Sijesh C.
  • Taliaferro, Charles M.


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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  • Haque, Mohua & Epplin, Francis M. & Aravindhakshan, Sijesh C. & Taliaferro, Charles M., 2008. "Cost to Produce Cellulosic Biomass Feedstock: Four Perennial Grass Species Compared," 2008 Annual Meeting, February 2-6, 2008, Dallas, Texas 6817, Southern Agricultural Economics Association.
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:saeaed:6817

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    1. Park, Seong Cheol & Vitale, Jeffrey D. & Turner, Jason Clemn & Stoecker, Arthur L. & Hattey, Jeffory A., 2011. "Economic Potential of Swine Effluent in Intensified Forage Systems in the Southern Plains," Journal of the ASFMRA, American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers.
    2. 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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    4. Chamberlain, Jim F. & Miller, Shelie A., 2012. "Policy incentives for switchgrass production using valuation of non-market ecosystem services," Energy Policy, Elsevier, vol. 48(C), pages 526-536.

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