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Assessing the viability of growing Agave Tequilana as a biofuel feedstock in Queensland, Australia

This study assessed farmer’s perceptions about cultivating Agave tequilana for bio-ethanol production in Australia and its economic viability. This plant has been growing in Ayr, a trial site in Queensland, Australia. This study found both farmers and stakeholders are ready to accept A. tequilana as a potential biofuel crop because farmers can use their marginalised land, where they require less water and nutrients. Commercial farming of A. tequilana could be supported in Queensland by existing sugar mills, infrastructure and technologies to minimize the cost associated with transport and processing. An economic model has been developed with a sensitivity analysis to assess the net present value of bioethanol production over a 40 year period.

History

Volume

7

Issue

4

Start Page

172

End Page

180

Number of Pages

9

ISSN

2146-4553

Publisher

EconJournals

Additional Rights

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Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

Yes

Era Eligible

Yes

Journal

International Journal of Energy Economics and Policy