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Handbook of Bioenergy Economics and Policy: Volume II

Modeling Land Use and Greenhouse Gas Implications

  • Madhu Khanna
  • David Zilberman

Part of the Natural Resource Management and Policy book series (NRMP, volume 40)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Market and Policy Incentives for Biofuel Production in the US and Brazil

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 13-13
    2. Gal Hochman, Michael Traux, David Zilberman
      Pages 15-38
    3. Márcia Azanha Ferraz Dias de Moraes, Luciano Rodrigues, Scott Kaplan
      Pages 39-63
    4. Luiz Augusto Horta Nogueira, Rafael Silva Capaz
      Pages 65-88
    5. Maria Paula Vieira Cicogna, Madhu Khanna, David Zilberman
      Pages 89-117
  3. Land Use and Greenhouse Gas Effects of Biofuel Production in the US and Brazil

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 119-119
    2. Jennifer B. Dunn, Jeongwoo Han, Joaquim Seabra, Michael Wang
      Pages 121-161
    3. David Zilberman, Deepak Rajagopal, Scott Kaplan
      Pages 163-182
    4. Alla A. Golub, Thomas W. Hertel, Steven K. Rose
      Pages 183-212
    5. Leila Harfuch, Luciane Chiodi Bachion, Marcelo Melo Ramalho Moreira, André Meloni Nassar, Miguel Carriquiry
      Pages 273-302
    6. Joaquim Bento de Souza Ferreira Filho, Mark Horridge
      Pages 303-320
    7. Michael O’Hare, Richard J. Plevin
      Pages 321-344
  4. Feedstocks for Cellulosic Biofuels: Production Risks and Risk Management

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 345-345
    2. Xiaoxue Du, Madhu Khanna, Liang Lu, Xi Yang, David Zilberman
      Pages 401-425

About this book


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.


Bioeconomy Bioenergy Energy crops Ethanol Greenhouse Gas Land use

Editors and affiliations

  • Madhu Khanna
    • 1
  • David Zilberman
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Agricultural and Consumer EconomicsUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignUrbanaUSA
  2. 2.Department of Agricultural and Resource EconomicsUniversity of California at BerkeleyBerkeleyUSA

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 Abbreviated Title Natural Resource Managem.
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Economics and Finance Economics and Finance (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-4939-6904-3
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4939-8334-6
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4939-6906-7
  • Series ISSN 0929-127X
  • Series E-ISSN 2511-8560
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages IX, 444
  • Number of Illustrations 28 b/w illustrations, 74 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Environmental Economics
    Environmental Chemistry
    Energy Systems
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