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A computational tool for evaluating the economics of solar and wind microgeneration of electricity

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2009

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Kelleher, J., and Ringwood, J.V., 2009, A computational tool for evaluating the economics of solar and wind microgeneration of electricity: Energy, v. 34, iss. 4, p. 401-409.

Summary

Corn ethanol produced in the US and sugarcane ethanol produced in Brazil are the world's leading sources of biofuel. Current US biofuel policies create both incentives and constraints for the import of ethanol from Brazil and together with the cost competitiveness and greenhouse gas intensity of sugarcane ethanol compared to corn ethanol will determine the extent of these imports. This study analyzes the supply-side determinants of cost competitiveness and compares the greenhouse gas intensity of corn ethanol and sugarcane ethanol delivered to US ports. We find that while the cost of sugarcane ethanol production in Brazil is lower than that of corn ethanol in the US, the inclusion of transportation costs for the former and co-product [...]

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DOI WECC []
ISSN WECC 03605442

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