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To find out whether consumers are willing to pay a surcharge for biopower, the Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries hosted consumer focus groups at four locations in Alabama. Results showed that consumers were willing to pay a premium in line with the costs, but that most did not have...
This paper presents arguments for the importance of market organization in the development of agro-bioenergy industries. One organizational theory, transaction cost economics, highlights the proposed perspective and defines organizational problems that can be typical in agro-bioenergy industries....
Data developed by the Consortium for Research on Renewable Industrial Materials were used to estimate savings of greenhouse gas emissions and energy consumption associated with use of wood-based building materials in residential construction in the United States. Results indicate that houses with...
Crop residues such as corn ( Zea mays L.) stover are viewed as an abundant and inexpensive source of biomass that can be removed from fields to produce bioenergy. Assumptions include that with minimum or no-tillage farming methods, there will be no deleterious production or environmental effects....