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The Effect of Changing Ethanol Production on the Harvested Area and CO2 Emissions

Volume 1, Issue 2, December 2016    |    PP. 71-81    |PDF (516 K)|    Pub. Date: December 26, 2016
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Author(s)
Mahmoud Salari, Department of Economics, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX 79409-1014, United States
Roxana J. Javid, Department of Engineering Technology, Savannah State University, Savannah, GA 31404-5254, United States

Abstract
In the last decade biofuel production has been increasing dramatically. Recently several countries have introduced mandates and targets for biofuel expansion. This paper revisits the recent developments in biofuel production and its impact on the harvested area and CO2 emissions for producers and rest of the world. Three defined scenarios suggested in this paper. Scenario I, scenario II and scenario III show 50%, 100% and 150% increasing ethanol production respectively in the world. Our results show that the impact of increasing production of ethanol has different impact for producers and rest of the world. Our different scenarios indicate that the increasing 50% ethanol production wouldn’t result the same portion increasing in the amount of harvested area. Moreover, Increasing of ethanol production have significant impact on the CO2 emissions for producers countries and whole world. We have experienced decreasing CO2 emissions in the producers’ countries and increasing CO2 emission in the rest of the world.

Keywords
Ethanol production, Global trade analysis project, Harvested area, CO2 emissions

Cite this paper
Mahmoud Salari, Roxana J. Javid, The Effect of Changing Ethanol Production on the Harvested Area and CO2 Emissions, SCIREA Journal of Energy. Vol. 1 , No. 2 , 2016 , pp. 71 - 81 .

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