Studies

Much of the information in this website cites various studies and reports. On this page, you can find links to those studies as well as other invaluable research on biofuels.

Environment

Well-To-Wheels Energy Use And Greenhouse Gas Emissions of Ethanol From Corn, Sugarcane And Cellulosic Biomass For US Use – Michael Wang, Jeongwoo Han, Jennifer Dunn, Hao Cai and Amgad Elgowainy (Argonne National Laboratory)

Carbon Calculator For Land Use Change From Biofuels Production – Jennifer Dunn, Steffan Mueller, Ho-Young Kwon, Michelle Wander and Michael Wang (Argonne National Laboratory)

Modeling State-Level Soil Carbon Emission Factors Under Various Scenarios For Direct Land Use Change Associated With United States Biofuel Feedstock Production – Ho-Young Kwon, Steffen Mueller, Jennifer Dunn and Michelle Wander (Argonne National Laboratory)

Carbon Intensity Of Marginal Petroleum And Corn Ethanol Fuels – Susan Boland, Stefan Unnasch (Life Cycle Associates)

Consumptive Water Use In the Production of Ethanol and Petroleum Gasoline – May Wu, Yiwen Chiu (Argonne National Laboratory)

Using Recent Land Use Changes to Validate Land Use Change Models - Bruce A. Babcock, Zabid Iqbal (Iowa State University)

GHG Emissions Reductions Due To The RFS2 - Susan Boland, Stefan Unnasch (Life Cycle Associates)

2015 Energy Balance For The Corn-Ethanol Industry - Paul Gallagher, Winnie C. Yee, Harry S. Baumes (USDA) 

A Life-Cycle Analysis Of The Greenhouse Gas Emissions Of Corn-Based Ethanol - Flugge, Lewandrowski, Rosenfeld, Boland, Hendrikson, Jaglo, Kolansky, Moffroid, Riley-Gilbert and Pape (USDA)

Economy

Contribution of the Ethanol Industry To The Economy Of The United States In 2016 - John Urbanchuck (ABF Economics)

Contribution of the Ethanol Industry To The Economy of Minnesota : 2016 - John Urbanchuck (ABF Economics)

Evaluating The Economic Contributions Of U.S. Grain Exports On State And Congressional District Economies - Informa Economics IEG

Contribution of the Ethanol Industry to the Economy of Minnesota in 2015 - John Urbanchuck (ABF Economics)

Contribution of the Ethanol Industry to the Economy of Minnesota in 2014 - John Urbanchuck (ABF Economics)

Contribution of the Ethanol Industry to the Economy of the United States in 2015 - John Urbanchuck (ABF Economics)

Contribution of the Ethanol Industry to the Economy of the United States in 2014 - John Urbanchuk (ABF Economics)

Contribution of the Ethanol Industry to the Economy of the United States in 2013 – John Urbanchuk (ABF Economics)

Minnesota Ethanol Industry - Su Ye (Minnesota Department of Agriculture)

Economic Impact of the Corn and Ethanol Industry in Minnesota – Su Ye (Minnesota Department of Agriculture)

Federal Activities Report On The Bioeconomy - Federal Government Agencies, February 2016

Fuel Prices

The Impact of Ethanol Production on U.S. and Regional Gasoline Markets – Xiadong Du, Dermot Hayes (Center For Agricultural and Rural Development)

Impact of Increased Ethanol Mandates on Prices at the Pump – Sebastien Pouliot and Bruce A. Babcock (Center for Agricultural and Rural Development)

How Much Ethanol Can Be Consumed In E85? - Sebastien Pouliot and Bruce A. Babcock (Center for Agricultural and Rural Development)

Food vs Fuel

Reconciling Food Security And Bionenergy : Priorities For Action - Keith Kline (Oak Ridge National Laboratory), Siwa Msangi (International Food Policy Research Institute), Virginia Dale (Oak Ridge National Laboratory), Glaucia Souza (University of Sau Paulo), Patricia Osseweijer (Delft University Of Technology), Joy Clancy (University of Twente), Jorge Hilbert (Instituto de Ingenieria RURAL INTA), Francis Johnson (Stockholm Environment Institute Africa Centre), Patrick McDonnell (Bee Energy) & Harriet Mugera (World Bank) 

Placing the 2006 / 08 Commodity Price Boom into Perspective – John Baffes, Tassos Haniotis (World Bank)

The Renewable Fuel Standard and Consumer Food Prices – John Urbanchuk (ABF Economics)

Food and Fuel – Minnesota Department of Agriculture

Corn Prices Are Plunging..So, What About Retail Food Prices - Renewable Fuels Association