The Biorenewables Policy Division in CARD addresses questions surrounding expansion of biorenewables in the United States. The division, created in 2006, aims to build upon the center's strength in economic modeling and collaborative analysis. Initial research will focus on the outlook for biofuels and crops used for biofuels production, including the effect of biofuels growth on the level and volatility of crop prices.
Research will also explore the impact of biofuels growth on the mix and location of livestock, effects of possible policy changes on biofuels production and prices, impacts of increased biofuels production on water quality, and impacts on local basis for corn and soybeans.
The Midwest Agribusiness Trade Research and Information Center (MATRIC) at Iowa State University has published a book on using distillers grains, a co-product of biofuels production, as a feedstuff for livestock and poultry. The book is only available online at www.card.iastate.edu/books/distillers_grains/ and is free for downloading.
Impact on Corn Prices from Reduced Biofuel Mandates
Bruce A. Babcock, Wei Zhou
November 2013 [13-WP 543]
RFS Compliance: Death Spiral or Investment in E85?
Bruce A. Babcock, Sebastien Pouliot
November 2013 [13-PB 16]