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Structural Break and Causal Analyses of U.S. Corn Use for Ethanol and Other Corn Market Variables

Structural Break and Causal Analyses of U.S. Corn Use for Ethanol and Other Corn Market Variables1016 DownloadsAbstract: The causal basis for many of the relationships in models used to estimate the indirect effects of U.S. biofuels on global agricultural markets has not been adequately established. This paper addresses this gap by examining causal interactions among …

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Variable demand as a means to more sustainable biofuels and biobased materials

Variable demand as a means to more sustainable biofuels and biobased materials1429 DownloadsBased on a survey, an expert workshop, and relevant literature, the effects of a variable biofuel demand approach are evaluated with respect to food security, agricultural productivity, detrimental land-use change, and feedstock competition with biobased chemicals and materials. Here we provide evidence that …

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Corré etal 2011 Analysis renewable energy directive NUTS-2 reports GHG emissions biofuel crops

Corré etal 2011 Analysis renewable energy directive NUTS-2 reports GHG emissions biofuel crops2053 DownloadsThe EC ‘Renewable Energy Directive’ (RED; EC, 2009) required national reports on the average greenhouse gas emissions from the cultivation of energy crops at NUTS-2 regional level. However, reporting calculation methods were not prescribed and therefore differences in reported emissions could be …

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RE-Farms First Interim Deliverable

RE-Farms First Interim Deliverable3298 DownloadsThis report presents results of the project Impacts of Renewable Energy on European Farmers. It focuses on the (potential) role that on-farm generation of Renewable Energy in the EU-27 may play both in realisation of national and EU environmental targets as in (re)vitalising agriculture and rural economy in different regions of …

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Bioethanol from sweet sorghum

Bioethanol from sweet sorghum2007 DownloadsInitiatives have been taken to initate bioethanol production form sweet sorghum in Sulawesi, Indonesia. Objectives are to help establish sustainable biomass for ethanol production and to support (preparations for) sustainable biofuel certification. This report evaluates data on land and crop cultivation and biomass conversion as these have been presented in project …

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Analysing the effect of biofuel expansion on land use in major producing countries

Analysing the effect of biofuel expansion on land use in major producing countries2363 DownloadsEstimates on impacts of biofuel production often use models with limited ability to incorporate changes in land use, notably cropping intensity. This review studies biofuel expansion between 2000 and 2010 in Brazil, the USA, Indonesia, Malaysia, China, Mozambique, South Africa plus 27 …

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