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Bioenergy : What's in it for the grower? The cost of producing dedicated energy crops. Comparisons with conventional crops.

Author: Walsh, M.; Oak Ridge National Laboratory.; United States. Department of Energy.; United States. Department of Energy. Office of Scientific and Technical Information.
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : United States. Dept. of Energy ; Oak Ridge, Tenn. : Distributed by the Office of Scientific and Technical Information, U.S. Dept. of Energy, 1994.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Conference publication : National government publication : English
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Dedicated energy crops must be at least as profitable as conventional crops that could be grown on a given site before farmers will produce energy crops on that site. This report concentrates on the cost of producing dedicated energy crops and compare those costs to the profitability of conventional crops. This comparison allows one to estimate a breakeven price, that is, a price for which the profitability of  Read more...
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Material Type: Conference publication, Document, Government publication, National government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Walsh, M.; Oak Ridge National Laboratory.; United States. Department of Energy.; United States. Department of Energy. Office of Scientific and Technical Information.
OCLC Number: 68390879
Notes: Published through the Information Bridge: DOE Scientific and Technical Information.
12/31/1994.
"Conf-9411229--1."
"DE95012880."
Preparing for rural energy and economic development, Knoxville, TN (United States), 9-10 Nov 1994.
Walsh, M.
Description: 15 pages : digital, PDF file

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Dedicated energy crops must be at least as profitable as conventional crops that could be grown on a given site before farmers will produce energy crops on that site. This report concentrates on the cost of producing dedicated energy crops and compare those costs to the profitability of conventional crops. This comparison allows one to estimate a breakeven price, that is, a price for which the profitability of dedicated energy crops is equivalent to the profitability of conventional crops. Switchgrass and hybrid poplar have been chosen as representative herbaceous and woody crop species for the estimation.

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