Michael Salassi, Ensley, Carlen | 4/1/2014 11:51:10 PM
This page contains information related to the biofuel market in Louisiana and the southern United States.
Biofuel Feedstock Acreage Potential in the Midsouth
Just as important as determining the feedstock crops to grow in a region is determining if there is sufficient available land area within close proximity to the potential location of a feedstock processing facility.
USDA Biorefinery Stakeholder Information System (BioSIS)
(Interactive) This tool is designed to assist in evaluating the feasibility and opportunities for locating a new biorefinery. It provides the stakeholder access to information on demographics, land use, biomass, feedstock, economics, and financial management. It is organized by stakeholders to help users navigate the information. Using this tool, stakeholders can perform market and economic analyses on the viability of a renewable-fuels project. The sustainability section of the tool allows users to assess GHG (CO2) savings and the amount of petroleum fuels possibly replaced by biofuels.
Production of biofuels from renewable feedstocks in the United States provides a means for decreasing our dependence on foreign oil. With its diverse agricultural and forestry production sectors, Louisiana has tremendous potential to develop its own biofuel industry.
(Audio) Scientists with the LSU AgCenter's Audubon Sugar Institute are working on ways to produce biofuels from sugarcane and other crops. Researcher Giovanna Aita said sugar mills currently operate just three months out of the year, but biofuel production could keep them open longer.
The LSU AgCenter and the LSU College of Agriculture