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A 12-page publication presenting an economic and policy evaluation of solar energy for Indiana business and residential applications.  More...
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An 8-page publication presenting an analysis of the production of aviation biofuel from corn stover, the risk for private investors, and the possible need for government intervention.  More...
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A 12-page publication estimating the costs and benefits associated with cover crops at the interface of stover removal in the Midwest.  More...
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The purpose of the research reported here was to determine to what extent the switch to continuous corn in the Midwest Corn Belt is likely to occur, and if it did, what would be the implications. The major objective of  More...
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Use of wind energy has become a viable and substantial strategy for expanding renewable electricity production in the Midwest, and more so recently throughout Indiana. However, preparation for wind energy development req  More...
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If you are a rural resident or landowner considering adding small wind turbines to either supplement your energy usage or with the goal of supplying 100 percent of the electricity you use (going "off the grid"), you must  More...
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4-page publication discussing the likely impact of biofuels on food prices and the considerations involved in this issue  More...
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3-page publication explaining the economics of biodiesel, including how biodiesel is used, the economics of biodiesel production, and the prospects for technological improvements.  More...
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4-page publication explaining how cellulose feedstocks (wheat straw, corn stover, switch grass, etc.) can be converted to ethanol.  More...
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3-page publication discussing biodiesel quality and explaining why consumers should not attempt to produce their own biodiesel.  More...
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4-page publication explaining the economics of ethanol, including its energy value, subsidy-policy incentive value, and additive value.  More...
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4-page publication explaining how fuel ethanol is made from corn and outlining some of the challenges and opportunities this presents.  More...
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4-page publication explaining the consequences of and compromises involved in planting more corn after corn for ethanol production.  More...
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2-page publication defining biodiesel and explaining some of its advantages and limitations as a fuel.  More...
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Discusses different processes of alcohol distillation with an emphasis on understanding concepts.  More...
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This publication provides the comparative costs of various energy sources for irrigation pumping and other factors that must be considered in selecting a particular energy source.  More...
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This publication is designed to help the livestock producer evaluate the potential of solar heating for a particular situation. It also discusses the major factors affecting the use of solar energy and the two types of s  More...
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