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Agriculture as a Producer and Consumer of En

Agriculture as a Producer and Consumer of En

By: Keith Collins (editor), Joe Outlaw (editor), James Duffield (editor)Hardback

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Recent concerns about energy security in the US have drawn greater attention to agriculture's role as a producer and consumer of energy. Agriculturally-derived energy sources such as ethanol, biodiesel, biomass, and windpower presently supply between 0.3% and 0.5% of the energy consumed in the US. Organized into two parts, the first section of this book examines agriculture's role as a producer and consumer of energy, the integration of biomass energy into the US energy systems, a policy overview, and outlooks for energy production and consumption. The second section is a compendium of current research including the economic viability of ethanol and biodiesel; energy conservation and efficiency in agriculture; new methods and technologies; and environmental impacts and considerations.

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Edited by J Outlaw, Texas A & M University, USA; K Collins, Department of Agriculture, USA; J Duffield, Department of Agriculture, USA


Part I: Survey of Current Knowledge1.1: Energy and Agriculture at the Crossroads of a New Future1.2: Agriculture as a Producer of Energy1.3: Energy Consumption in US Agriculture1.4: Energy Systems Integration: Fitting Biomass Energy from Agriculture into US Energy Systems1.5: US Oil and Gas Markets: A Scenario for Future Strong Inter-fuel CompetitionPart II: Current Research about Agriculture and EnergySection 1: The Economics of Ethanol and Biodiesel from Grain2.1.1: Dry-Grind Ethanol Plant Economics and Sensitivity2.1.2: An Econometric Analysis of the Impact of the Expansion in the US Production of Ethanol from Maize and Biodiesel from Soyabeans on Major Agricultural Variables, 2005-20152.1.3: Ethanol Policies, Programs and Production in CanadaSection 2: The Economics of Ethanol from Lignocellulosic Sources2.2.1: Economic Analysis of Alternative Lignocellulosic Sources for Ethanol Production2.2.2: The Supply of Maize Stover in the Midwestern United States2.2.3: Economic Modelling of a Lignocellulosic Biomass Biorefining Industry2.2.4: Economic Impacts of Ethanol Production from Maize Stover in Selected Midwestern StatesSection 3: Energy Conservation and Efficiency in Agriculture2.3.1: Livestock Watering with Renewable Energy Systems2.3.2: Trends in US Poultry Housing for Energy ConservationSection 4: New Methods and Technologies2.4.1: Experiences Co-firing Grasses in Existing Coal-fired Power Plants2.4.2: Animal Waste as a Source of Renewable Energy2.4.3: Development of Genetically Engineered Stress Tolerant Ethanologenic Yeasts using Integrated Functional Genomics for Effective Biomass Conversion to Ethanol2.4.4: Case Studies of Rural Electric Cooperatives' Experiences with BioenergySection 5: Environmental Impacts and Considerations2.5.1: Potential for Biofuel-based Greenhouse Gas Emission Mitigation: Rationale and Potential2.5.2: Life Cycle Assessment of Integrated Biorefinery-Cropping Systems: All Biomass is Local3: Glossary

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  • ISBN13: 9780851990187
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 368
  • ID: 9780851990187
  • ISBN10: 0851990185

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