Festel, Gunter Würmseher, Martin Rammer, Christian Boles, Eckhard Bellof, Martin
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ZEW Discussion Papers 13-075
This paper presents the results of a calculation model for biofuel production costs in 2015 and 2020 based on raw material price projections and considering scale and learning effects. Distinguishing six types of biofuels, the paper finds that scale economies and learning effects are critical for 2nd generation biofuels to become competitive. In case these effects can be utilized, cost saving potentials for 2nd generation biofuels are significant.
Biofuels Production Cost Scenarios Raw Material Price Projection Conversion Costs