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Willingness to supply biomass for bioenergy production: A random parameter truncated analysis

Ira Altman, Jason Bergtold (), Dwight Sanders and Tom Johnson

Energy Economics, 2015, vol. 47, issue C, 1-10

Abstract: This paper presents research results based on data from two biomass producer surveys collected from mid Missouri and southern Illinois. A series of random parameter truncated regressions are utilized to analyze willingness to supply results under three price scenarios. Marginal effects suggest that producers will supply an additional 1.6 to 2.4% of their biomass production for each one dollar increase in price and that supply for three types of biomass (stover, straw and hay) is elastic. This means commercial developers that are interested in pricing biomass and policy makers considering subsidies could expect modest supply responses for each dollar increase in price.

Keywords: Biomass; Willingness to supply; Bioenergy; Price (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D2 D4 L7 Q1 Q2 Q4 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2015
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DOI: 10.1016/j.eneco.2014.10.016

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