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Title: Farmer Willingness to Supply Poultry Litter for Energy Conversion and to Invest in an Energy Conversion Cooperative
Authors: Jensen, Kimberly L.
Roberts, Roland K.
Bazen, Ernest F.
Menard, R. Jamey
English, Burton C.
Keywords: poultry litter
renewable energy
JEL Codes: Q12
Issue Date: 2010-02
Abstract: Conversion of poultry litter to energy can serve as a renewable energy source and provide an alternative to land application in areas where poultry production is intensive. Economies of size may limit a farmer’s ability to economically use on-farm conversion. Capital costs can be spread across several poultry farmers to convert poultry litter to energy in a centralized facility. This research determined influences on the amount of litter poultry producers will to sell to a centralized conversion facility, on their willingness to invest in a conversion cooperative, and on the prices for litter required to divert litter from current uses.
Institution/Association: Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics>Volume 42, Number 01, February 2010
Total Pages: 15
From Page: 105
To Page: 119
Collections:Volume 42, Number 01, February 2010

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