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Market Development of Biomass Industries



Biomass-based agribusiness industries hold significant potential to contribute to environmentally beneficial renewable energy. The authors explore survey evidence on producer preferences for organizational types that will influence market development. Although there are many features of market development that are important, they focus on understanding their organizational choices, the services producers may be willing to provide, and the assets producers currently own. Results indicate mid-Missouri producers have higher preferences for spot markets compared to the southern Illinois producers; the southern Illinois producers prefer short-term and long-term contracts.