Impact of Innovativeness and Environmental Stewardship on Adoption of Energy Crops

The Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 set a renewable fuel standard of 36 billion gallons of biofuel production by 2022, of which 21 billion gallons are to come from cellulosic sources, such as Switchgrass and Miscanthus.The objective of this study is to measure the impact of innovativeness and environmental stewardship on farmers’ willingness to grow Switchgrass and Miscanthus.The results of the current study show that innovative farmers are not more willing to grow Switchgrass or Miscanthus than late adopters and laggards. Farmers’ environmental stewardship is found to have a negative impact on willingness to grow Switchgrass and Miscanthus


Issue Date:
May 31 2012
Publication Type:
Conference Paper/ Presentation
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/124323
Total Pages:
2
Series Statement:
Poster
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