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Title: The economic competitiveness of bioenergy production on the southern region’s agriculture
Year: 2006
Author(s): English, B. C., De La Torre Ugarte, D. G., Walsh, M. E., Hellwinckel, C., Menard, R. J.
Source Title: Journal of Agriculture and Applied Economics
Source Type: Journal
pages: 389-403
Original Publication: http://  
Abstract: The economic competitiveness of biobased industries is discussed by comparing the South relative to other regions of the United States and biomass as a feedstock source relative to fossil fuels such as coal and petroleum. An estimate of the biomass resource base is provided. Estimated changes in the agricultural sector over time resulting from the development of a large-scale biobased industry are reported, and a study on the potential to produce electricity from biomass compared with coal in the the southern United States is reviewed. A biobased industry can increase net farm income and enhance economic development and job creation.