Natural Resource Management and Policy

Handbook of Bioenergy Economics and Policy: Volume II

Modeling Land Use and Greenhouse Gas Implications

Editors: Khanna, Madhu, Zilberman, David (Eds.)

  • Links the academic research with development in the real world and provide a historical and institutional background that can enrich more formal research Analyzes the various drivers for land use change both at a micro-economic level and at a macro-economic level Assesses the impact of biofuel and other bioenergy strategies on the environment, in particular greenhouse gas emissions

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In its second volume, this book aims to link the academic research with development in the real world and provide a historical and institutional background that can enrich more formal research. The first section will include an assessment of the evolution and the state of the nascent second-generation biofuel as well as a perspective on the evolution of corn ethanol and sugarcane ethanol in Brazil. It will also include a historical and institutional background on the biofuel industry in Brazil that has global lessons, and later, provide a technical overview of major analytical tools used to assess the economic, land use and greenhouse gas implications of biofuel policies at a regional and global level. Additionally, the book analyzes the various drivers for land use change both at a micro-economic level and at a macro-economic level. It presents studies that apply regional and global economic models to examine the effects of biofuel policies in the US, EU and Brazil on regional and global land use, on food and fuel prices and greenhouse gas emissions. These papers illustrate the use of partial and general equilibrium modeling approaches to simulate the effects of various biofuel policies, and includes studies showing the effects of risk aversion, time preferences and liquidity constraints on farmers decision to grow energy crops for biofuel production. By presenting the tools of lifecycle analysis for assessing the direct greenhouse gas intensity of biofuels, this handbook investigates the types of indirect or market mediated effects that can offset or strengthen these direct effects.  It will include tools to assess the direct and indirect effects of biofuel production on greenhouse gas emissions in the US and Brazil, and ultimately provide a comprehensive background to understand the state of biofuel in the present and how to analyze their implication.

Table of contents (17 chapters)

  • Bioenergy Economics and Policy in US and Brazil: Effects on Land Use and Greenhouse Gas Emissions

    Khanna, Madhu (et al.)

    Pages 1-11

  • US Biofuel Policies and Markets

    Hochman, Gal (et al.)

    Pages 15-38

  • The Sugarcane Industry and the Use of Fuel Ethanol in Brazil: History, Challenges, and Opportunities

    Moraes, Márcia Azanha Ferraz Dias (et al.)

    Pages 39-63

  • Incentives and Barriers for Liquid Biofuels in Brazil

    Nogueira, Luiz Augusto Horta (et al.)

    Pages 65-88

  • Prospects for Biofuel Production in Brazil: Role of Market and Policy Uncertainties

    Cicogna, Maria Paula Vieira (et al.)

    Pages 89-117

Buy this book

eBook $129.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-4939-6906-7
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $169.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4939-6904-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Handbook of Bioenergy Economics and Policy: Volume II
Book Subtitle
Modeling Land Use and Greenhouse Gas Implications
Editors
  • Madhu Khanna
  • David Zilberman
Series Title
Natural Resource Management and Policy
Series Volume
40
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-1-4939-6906-7
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4939-6906-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4939-6904-3
Series ISSN
0929-127X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 444
Number of Illustrations and Tables
28 b/w illustrations, 74 illustrations in colour
Topics