Task 5: Economics Markets and Distribution

Carlen Ensley  |  6/26/2012 7:53:30 PM

Task 5.1. Estimation of production cost.

Operational date obtained from the pilot facility will be incorporated into business and marketing models for targeted products.

Task 5.2. Breakeven economic analysis.

A breakeven analysis will be carried out that will provide insights in required biomass market prices necessary to ensure availability and sustainability of feedstock production.

Task 5.3. Economic viability analysis.

Operational data obtained from the pilot facility will be incorporated into business and marketing models for the targeted products.

Task 5.4 Market Analysis.

Using information obtained through a literature review, U.S. biofuel co-product industries will be identified and surveyed.

Task 5.5. Small farmer/rural development impacts.

Economic models and analysis of cooperative structure farm machinery ownership and utilization will be used to evaluate the potential for small farmers/landowners to produce energy cane for biofuel production on a small-farm acreage scale.

Task 5. Accomplishments.

Please click here for accomplishments related to Task 5 of the Sustainable Bioproducts Initiative.

Task 5: Collaborators

Michael Salassi, LSU AgCenter – Section Leader
Hal Liechty, University of Arkansas Monticello
Larry Falconer, Department of Agricultural Economics, Mississippi State University
Rich Vlosky, LSU AgCenter
Tyler Mark, Department of Agricultural Economics, University of Kentucky

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