About this book
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.
Main Contents 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 Glossary
Edited by J Outlaw, Texas A & M University, USA; K Collins, Department of Agriculture, USA; J Duffield, Department of Agriculture, USA