Energy Crops and Woody Biomass Production Cost Comparison

S. Marsac, F. Labalette, M.L. Savoure, J.L. Costes, A. Berthelot, D. Francois, S. Pittochi, C. Gomes & C. Vivancos
The present study aimed at evaluating, analysing and comparing agriculture and woody biomass costs. In France, varuois forest and agricultural research actors collaborated for the first time from 2006 to 2009 on a large experimental network (REGIX, ANR). Technical data was collected using the same units and methods on the 65 energy crop sites and the 40 forest sites. The cost of each operating and production factor was calculated with unitary price references established by...