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Agriculture as a Producer and Consumer of Energy - Selected Papers

Here are summaries of the selected papers presented at the conference, Agriculture as a Producer and Consumer of Energy. The conference, which was June 24-25, 2004, was sponsored by Farm Foundation and USDA's Office of Energy Policy and New Uses.

Session A, Group 1: Biomass and Biopower Economics I
Daniel De La Torre Ugarte,  The Economic Competitiveness of, and Impacts on the Agricultural Sector, of Bioenergy Crop Production

Brian Herbst,  Comparative Feasibility Analysis of a Biomass and Corn
Based Ethanol Production Facility

Doug G. Tiffany,  Dry-Grind Ethanol Plant Economics and Sensitivities

Quinn Kelley,  The Economic Effect of Governmental Incentives on the
Ethanol Fuel Market

Session A, Group 2: Biomass and Biopower Economics II
Burton C. English,  Economic Impacts Resulting From Co-Firing Biomass
Feedstocks in Southeastern U.S. Coal-Fired Plants

Ira Altman,  Transaction Cost Economics of Agriculture Product
Exchanges for Biopower: Theory and Evidence

Francis M. Epplin,  Economic Modeling of a Lignocellulosic Biomass
Biorefining Industry

Bruce E. Dale,  Life Cycle Assessment of Integrated Biorefinery-Cropping
Systems: All Biomass is Local

Session B, Group 1: Experiences with Biofuels (other than maize)
Doug Boylan,  Experiences Co-Firing Grasses in Existing Coal-Fired
Power Plants

Burton C. English,  Economic Impacts of Developing a Corn Stover to Ethanol Industry in the Midwest

John Sweeten, Animal Waste as a Source of Renewable Energy

Mark Downing,  Hybrid Poplar Production In Minnesota at the Larger Scale

Session B, Group 2: Conservation and Efficiency

Mike Morris,  Irrigation as if People Mattered: Energy Conservation Lessons from Montana

John W. Worley,  Trends in U.S. Poultry Housing for Energy Conservation

R. Nolan Clark,  Livestock Watering with Renewable Energy Systems 

Verel W. Benson,  Combining Electric Power Generation and Water Quality
Enhancement in Southwest Missouri

Session C, Group 1: Biomass Supply/Demand Studies
Richard G. Nelson,  Estimating the Supply of Agricultural Residues

Kurt K. Klein,  Demand for Bio-fuels in the United States and Canada: A
Rank Three Demand Analysis

Michael Lau,  Forecasting Short-Fun Ethanol Prices Using an Error
Correction Model and Simulation

John N. Ferris,  Econometric Analysis of the Impact of the Expansion in
the U.S. Production of Ethanol from Corn and Biodiesel from Soybeans on Major Agricultural Variables, 2005-2015

Session C, Group 2: Farm Energy Use
Elizabeth Brown,  On-Farm Energy Use Characterizations and Energy
Efficiency Potential

Robert Dubman,  The Incidence of Direct Fuel Expenses in Agriculture from 1991 to 2002: Results from Large Federal Farm Surveys

Session D, Group 1: Greenhouse Gases, Anaerobic Digestion and Biomass
Paul R. Adler, National assessment of greenhouse gas emissions from
bioenergy cropping systems using DAYCENT

Bruce McCarl,  Greenhouse Gas Markets as an Economic Driver for
Increased Biofuel Production: An Examination of Critical Factors

Daniel L. Scruton,  The Vermont Experience with Anaerobic Digestion

Z. Lewis Liu,  Development of genetic engineered stress tolerant
ethanologenic yeasts using integrated functional genomics
for effective biomass conversion to ethanol

Session D, Group 2: Co-ops, Green Power, and Ethanol in Canada
Mark Downing,  Development of New Generation Agricultural Cooperatives
for Renewable Energy Development and Demonstration Projects

Carol Whitman,  Bioenergy and Rural Electric Cooperatives

Kimberly L. Jensen,  An Analysis of the Residential Preference for Green Power - The Role of Bioenergy

Kurt K. Klein,  Ethanol and Bio-diesel Production in Canada






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