The Alternative Crops and Altertnative Policies for Bioenergy Web program archive presented on March 5 is now available. Several ISU economists and bioenergy experts share their expertise on five issues. Links to each presentation and the files containing PowerPoint slides used are available below. The program ends with a question and answer session.
Environmental Effects of Alternative Feedstocks and the Impact of the Systems Needed to Grow Those Feedstocks by Catherine Kling, professor, Economics, (.pdf slide file) (.pdf 3 slide file)
Farm Level Economics of Growing Alternative Energy Feedstocks by Chad Hart, scientist, Center for Agricultural and Rural Development, (.pdf 1 slide file) (.pdf 3 slide file)
Potential to Produce Liquid Fuels from Cellulosic Feedstock by Robert Brown, professor, College of Engineering; director, Office of Biorenewables Programs; and director, Center for Sustainable Environmental Technologies, (.pdf 1 slide file)(.pdf 3 slide file)
Effect of Biofuel Production and Processing on Community, Regional and Statewide Development by David Swenson, associate scientist, Economics, (paper) (.pdf 1 slide file) (.pdf 3 slide file) and John Miranowski, professor, Economics, (.pdf 1 slide file) (.pdf 3 slide file)
Costs and Benefits of Alternative Policies Such as Energy Taxes, Cap and Trade Policies, and Targeted Subsidies by Bruce Babcock, professor, Economics, and Director, Center for Agricultural and Rural Development, (.pdf 1 slide file) (.pdf 3 slide file)
Last updated March 16, 2007