Renewable Energy Report: December 2009 Newsletter

The Renewable Energy Newsletter provides information and analysis from agricultural economists and others on current issues facing the emerging renewable energy industry. More information on renewable energy can be found at our website. Please send comments on issues or topics by contacting me at or 641-423-0844. You can sign-up...

This article focuses on biochar's benefits for improving soil productivity, generating bioenergy and sequestering atmospheric carbon.

This article continues the discussion on the risk management challenges of the highly volatile ethanol industry.

This article continues the discussion on U.S. ethanol production and its potential impact on carbon emissions from indirect land use.

This article examines milo (grain sorghum) as a potential substitute for corn in ethanol production in Kansas and Texas.

This article focuses on the world's supply of fossil fuels.