Agriculture as a Producer and Consumer of Energy

Edited by J Outlaw, K Collins, J Duffield 
CABI  July 2005  

Hardback  368 pp  ISBN 9780851990187      £85.00
In recent years there has been increasing concern about energy security in the developed world. This book explores agriculture's role as a producer and consumer of energy. Organized into two parts, the first section of the book examines the integration of biomass energy into energy systems, policy issues, 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.

Readership: Advanced students, researchers and professionals in agricultural economics, policy and engineering, crop science, forestry and environment.


Part I: Survey of Current Knowledge

Energy and Agriculture at the Crossroads of a New Future, K J Collins and J A Duffield
Agriculture as a Producer of Energy, V R Eidman, University of Minnesota, USA
Energy Consumption in US Agriculture, J A Miranowski, Iowa State University, USA
Energy Systems Integration: Fitting Biomass Energy from Agriculture into US Energy Systems, O C Doering III, Purdue University, USA
US Oil and Gas Markets: A Scenario for Future Strong Inter-fuel Competition, K J Lindemer, Irving Oil, Ltd, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, USA

Part II: Current Research about Agriculture and Energy

Section 1: The Economics of Ethanol and Biodiesel from Grain
Dry-Grind Ethanol Plant Economics and Sensitivity, D G Tiffany, University of Minnesota, USA and V R Eidman
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, 2005-2015, J N Ferris and S V Joshi, Michigan State University, USA
Ethanol Policies, Programs and Production in Canada, K K Klein, University of Lethbridge Canada, R Romain, M Olar and N Bergeron, Laval University, Canada

Section 2: The Economics of Ethanol from Lignocellulosic Sources
Economic Analysis of Alternative Lignocellulosic Sources for Ethanol Production, B K Herbst, J L Outlaw, D P Anderson, M H Lau, S L Klose and M T Holtzapple, Texas A&M University, USA
The Supply of Maize Stover in the Midwestern United States, R G Nelson, Kansas State University, USA, M E Walsh, University of Tennessee, USA, and J J Sheehan, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Colorado, USA
Economic Modelling of a Lignocellulosic Biomass Biorefining Industry, F M Epplin, L D Mapemba, Oklahoma State University, USA, and G Tembo, Michigan State University€s Food Security Research Project, Lusaka, Zambia
Economic Impacts of Ethanol Production from Maize Stover in Selected Midwestern States, B C English, R J Menard, D G De La Torre Ugarte and M E Walsh, University of Tennessee, USA

Section 3: Energy Conservation and Efficiency in Agriculture
Livestock Watering with Renewable Energy Systems, R. N Clark and B D Vick, Agricultural Research Service, US Dept of Agriculture, Texas, USA
Trends in US Poultry Housing for Energy Conservation, J W Worley, M M Czarick and B F Fairchild, University of Georgia, USA

Section 4: New Methods and Technologies
Experiences Co-firing Grasses in Existing Coal-fired Power Plants, D Boylan, J Eastis, Southern Company, Birmingham, USA, K H Russell, Georgia Power Company, Albany, USA, S M Wilson, Southern Company, USA, and B R Zemo, Alabama Power Company, Gadsden, USA
Animal Waste as a Source of Renewable Energy, S Priyadarsan, K Annamalai, B Thien, J Sweeten and S Mukhtar, Texas A&M University, USA
Development of Genetically Engineered Stress Tolerant Ethanologenic Yeasts using Integrated Functional Genomics for Effective Biomass Conversion to Ethanol, Z L Liu and P J Slininger, Agricultural Research Service, US Dept of Agriculture, USA
Case Studies of Rural Electric Cooperatives€ Experiences with Bioenergy, C E Whitman, National Rural Electric Cooperative Association, Arlington, USA

Section 5: Environmental Impacts and Considerations
Potential for Biofuel-based Greenhouse Gas Emission Mitigation: Rationale and Potential, B A McCarl, Texas A&M University, USA, D Gillig, American Express Corporation, USA, H-C Lee, Nation Taiwan Ocean University, Taiwan, M El-Halwagi, X Qin and G Cornforth, Texas A&M University, USA
Life Cycle Assessment of Integrated Biorefinery-Cropping Systems: All Biomass is Local, S Kim and B E Dale, Michigan State University, USA

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