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GTAP Resource #3626

"Global Land Use Changes and Consequent CO2 Emissions due to US Cellulosic Biofuel Program: A Preliminary Analysis"
by Taheripour, Farzad and Wally Tyner


Abstract
The land use consequences of US biofuel programs and their contributions to GHG emissions have been the focal point of many debates and research studies in recent years. However, most of these studies focused on the land use emissions due to the first generation of biofuels such as corn ethanol, sugarcane ethanol, and biodiesel (e.g. [1, 2] [3, 4]). A quick literature review indicates that only a few attempts have been made to estimate these emissions for the second generation of biofuels which convert cellulosic materials into liquid fuels. Gurgel, Reilly, and Sergey Paltsev [5] introduced two biomass energy sectors (Bios-Electric and Bio-Oil) into a highly aggregated computational model (CGE), known as the MIT Emissions Prediction and Policy Analysis (EPPA), to evaluate land use consequences of producing biofuels from biomass feedstock. This model ignores the first generation of biofuels, aggregates all agricultural products in one sector thereby oversimplifying the competition for land among its alternative uses, and relies on an old data set which represents the world economy in 1999. These authors predict that producing energy from biomass requires a considerable amount of land, about 0.5 hectares per 1000 gallons of ethanol.


Resource Details (Export Citation) GTAP Keywords
Category: 2011 Conference Paper
Status: Published
By/In: Presented at the 14th Annual Conference on Global Economic Analysis, Venice, Italy
Date: 2011
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Created: Tyner, W. (4/15/2011)
Updated: Batta, G. (1/17/2013)
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- Bioenergy
- Calibration and parameter estimation
- The GTAP Data Base and extensions
- North America


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