Multi-Product Crops for Agricultural and Energy Production - an Age Analysis for Poland

30 Pages Posted: 16 Nov 2005

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Adriana Ignaciuk

Wageningen UR - Environmental Economics and Natural Resources Group

Rob Dellink

Wageningen UR - Environmental Economics and Natural Resources Group; Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD)

Date Written: November 2005

Abstract

By-products from agriculture and forestry can contribute to production of clean and cheap (bio)electricity. To assess the role of such multi-product crops in the response to climate policies, we present an applied general equilibrium model with special attention to biomass and multi-product crops for Poland. The potential to boost production of bioelectricity through the use of multi-product crops turns out to be limited to only 2-3% of total electricity production. Further expansion of the bioelectricity sector will have to be based on biomass crops explicitly grown for energy purposes. The competition between agriculture and biomass for scarce land remains limited, given the availability of relatively poor land types and substitution possibilities. The importance of indirect effects illustrates that the AGE framework is appropriate.

Keywords: Applied general equilibrium (AGE), Biomass, Energy policy, Renewable energy

JEL Classification: D58, H23, Q28, Q42

Suggested Citation

Ignaciuk, Adriana and Dellink, Rob, Multi-Product Crops for Agricultural and Energy Production - an Age Analysis for Poland (November 2005). FEEM Working Paper No. 133.05, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=849044 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.849044

Adriana Ignaciuk (Contact Author)

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Rob Dellink

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