William F. Lazarus
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Economic Impact of a Second Generation Biofuels Facility, Tuck, B and W. Lazarus, University of Minnesota Center for Community Vitality (October 2013)
Carbon Prices Required to Make Digesters Profitable on U.S. Dairy Farms of Different Sizes, Staff Paper P11-1 (pdf) (January 2011)
Economics of Anaerobic Digesters for Processing Animal Manure, eXtension web page (November 2009)
See also Lazarus, W. and M. Rudstrom. "The Economics of Methane Digester Operation on Minnesota Dairy Farms" in the Review of Agricultural Economics 29(Summer 2007):349-364.
A 2007 project funded from the Minnesota Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund resulted in development of Digester_Econ.xls, an Excel spreadsheet for doing rough initial calculations of annual costs and returns to be expected from owning and operating a methane digester on a dairy farm.
Note: Several other digester economic calculators are available on the EPA AgSTAR website. Click here to visit the AgSTAR website.
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