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Farmer Willingness to Supply Poultry Litter for Energy Conversion and to Invest in an Energy Conversion Cooperative

  • Kimberly L. Jensen (a1), Roland K. Roberts (a1), Ernie Bazen (a1), R. Jamey Menard (a1) and Burton C. English (a1)...

Abstract

Conversion of poultry litter to energy can serve as a renewable energy source and provide an alternative to land application in areas where poultry production is intensive. Economies of size may limit a farmer's ability to economically use on-farm conversion. Capital costs can be spread across several poultry farmers to convert poultry litter to energy in a centralized facility. This research determined influences on the amount of litter poultry producers will to sell to a centralized conversion facility, on their willingness to invest in a conversion cooperative, and on the prices for litter required to divert litter from current uses.

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Farmer Willingness to Supply Poultry Litter for Energy Conversion and to Invest in an Energy Conversion Cooperative

  • Kimberly L. Jensen (a1), Roland K. Roberts (a1), Ernie Bazen (a1), R. Jamey Menard (a1) and Burton C. English (a1)...

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