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A spatial-dynamic model of bioenergy crop introduction in Illinois

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Year
2007

Citation

Scheffran, J., BenDor, T., Wang, Y., and Hannon, B., 2007, A spatial-dynamic model of bioenergy crop introduction in Illinois: The 25th International Conference of the System Dynamics Society, 20 p.

Summary

Growing concern about climate change and energy security has led to increasing interest in developing renewable, domestic energy sources for meeting electricity, heating and fuel needs in the United States. Illinois has significant potential to produce bioenergy crops, including corn, soybeans, miscanthus (Miscanthus giganteus), and switchgrass (Panicum virgatum). However, land requirements for bioenergy crops place them in competition with more traditional agricultural uses, in particular food production. Additionally, environmental and economic conditions, including soil quality, climate, and variable agricultural costs, vary significantly across Illinois. The intent of this study is to examine the spatial and economic conditions [...]

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