On-farm energy production: Biofuels

Daniel Ciolkosz, Matt Steiman

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Liquid biofuels are of significant interest to farms in the Northeast Region, both for their potential to be produced on-farm, and for their potential to provide a market for farm-grown feedstock. Biodiesel is one common biofuel, and is produced in the region both on-farm and at an industrial scale. Feedstocks include both fresh vegetable oil and waste oils from food processing or cooking operations. Bioethanol is also a common biofuel, produced primarily at large scale from corn grown in the region. Biofuel production and use are strongly tied to governmental policy as well as the competing price of petroleum-based fuels, and future production and utilization will likely depend on the interplay of those two factors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationRegional Perspectives on Farm Energy
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9783030908317
ISBN (Print)9783030908300
StatePublished - Jun 14 2022

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Engineering
  • General Agricultural and Biological Sciences
  • General Environmental Science
  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance(all)
  • General Business, Management and Accounting


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