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Supply of Cellulosic Biofuel Feedstocks and Regional Production Patterns


Madhu Khanna


University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics

Xiaoguang Chen


Southwestern University of Finance and Economics

Haixiao Huang


University of Illinois - Energy Biosciences Institute

Hayri Onal


University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics

October 22, 2010

American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Forthcoming

Abstract:     
This paper uses a dynamic, multi-market, nonlinear mathematical programming model, Biofuel and Environmental Policy Analysis Model (BEPAM) to first examine the economically viable supply of agricultural biomass at various biomass prices and the mix of cellulosic feedstocks that will be produced at these prices. It also examines this relationship under alternative assumptions about costs of production of these feedstocks, productivity of perennial grasses and the availability of land. Second, it examines the regional pattern of production of various cellulosic feedstocks and the spatial mix of feedstock production. Our analysis shows that 617-923 MMT of biomass can be produced in 2030 at a price of $140/MT depending on residue collection technology, costs of producing bioenergy crops and their yields and land availability. At that price, it would lead to the use of about 18 M ha of idle cropland or cropland pasture for perennial grasses.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 19

JEL Classification: Q1, Q4, Q5

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Date posted: October 23, 2010  

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Khanna, Madhu and Chen, Xiaoguang and Huang, Haixiao and Onal, Hayri, Supply of Cellulosic Biofuel Feedstocks and Regional Production Patterns (October 22, 2010). American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Forthcoming. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1695811

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Madhu Khanna (Contact Author)
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics ( email )
1301 W. Gregory Drive
Urbana, IL 61801
United States
Xiaoguang Chen
Southwestern University of Finance and Economics ( email )
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Chengdu, Sichuan 610074
China
Haixiao Huang
University of Illinois - Energy Biosciences Institute ( email )
Urbana, IL 61801
United States
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Hayri Onal
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics ( email )
1301 W. Gregory Drive
307c Mumford Hall (MC-710)
Urbana, IL 61801
United States
217-333-5507 (Phone)
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