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Study: Optimizing Biofuel Supply Chain Is a Competitive Game

April 18, 2012

Jong-Shi Pang, Yun Ba and Yanfeng Ouyang As biofuel production has increased--particularly ethanol derived from corn--a "food versus fuel" debate has emerged. University of Illinois researchers developed models for optimizing and evaluating the biofuel feedstock supply chain, addressing layers of competition not only between the biofuel market and the food market, but also among individual farmers. Full Story

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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