Evaluation of Agricultural Equipment Manufacturing for a Bio-Based Economy

Chad Augustine, Margaret Mann, Quang Nguyen, Mahmood Ebadian, Hong Hu, Erin Webb, Mary Biddy

Research output: NRELTechnical Report


This report provides the analysis results of agricultural and preprocessing equipment and manufacturing requirements to support the mobilization of the Billion Ton projections utilizing the conventional supply chain logistics. This report discusses the number of required agricultural machinery and their market values, the drivers and barriers of the transition in agricultural equipment, the potential economic impacts to the US associated with expansion of these equipment manufacturing and the factors that impact the transition in agricultural machinery to support the growth of a large-scale biofuel and bio-products industry in short and long terms. Short and long terms refer to the early development and mature development phases of the cellulosic biofuels industry in the United States.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages93
StatePublished - 2019

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/TP-6A20-71570


  • agricultural equipment
  • analysis, feedstock
  • biomass
  • economics


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