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Corn-Based Ethanol in Illinois and the U.S.:
A Report from the Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics, University of Illinois

November 2007

Summary: The U.S. ethanol boom what are the causes, attendant effects on Illinois and U.S. agriculture, and alternative futures? These are some of the issues addressed in this report from the Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics and the College of Agricultural, Consumer, and Environmental Sciences, University of Illinois. The goal of this report is to provide objective information to Illinois stakeholders, cutting through the emotional, political and economic self-interests that often dominate discussions about ethanol production and use.

Table of Contents
  Complete Report  
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Chapter 1 Introduction and Summary  
  Robert J. Hauser  
  download PDF (204K)  
Chapter 2 Ethanol Economics at the Sector Level
  Darrel L. Good, Robert J. Hauser, and Gary D. Schnitkey
  download PDF (151K)  
Chapter 3 Ethanol Economics of Dry Mill Plants
  Vernon R. Eidman
  download PDF (210K)
Chapter 4 Assessing the Financial Performance and Returns of Ethanol Production:
A Case Study Analysis
  Paul N. Ellinger
  download PDF (249K)  
  download "Ethanol Plant Simulator FAST Tool " Excel (1109K)
Chapter 5 Ethanol and the Local Economy
  Sarah A. Low and Andrew M. Isserman
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Chapter 6 Distillers Dried Grains Plus Solubles Utilization by Livestock and Poultry
  Larry L. Berger and Darrel L. Good
  download PDF (138K)  
Chapter 7 Science of Alternative Feedstock
  Hans P. Blaschek and Thaddeus C. Ezeji
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Chapter 8 Economics of Alternative Feedstocks
  Madhu Khanna and Basanta Dhungana
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Chapter 9 Ethanol Policy and Ethanol Politics
  David S. Bullock
  download PDF (380K)  

  

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