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Title:Implications of Alternative Fuel Use and Regulations in the Mountain Plains Region
Authors:Mark Lofgren, Tamara VanWechel, and Kimberly Vachal
University:North Dakota State University
Publication Date:Sep 2008
Report #:MPC-08-203
Project #:MPC-269
TRID #:01115317
Keywords:alternate fuels, benefit cost analysis, biodiesel fuels, ethanol, legislation and regulation, policy
Type:Research Report – MPC Publications



This study provides an overview of alternative fuel use and potential in the Mountain Plains Region (MPR) as well as a benefit/cost analysis of switching from traditional to alternative fuels (such as ethanol and biodiesel) for a specific university in the region. The study analyzes users that would be affected by alternative fuel policy mandates and also examines potential demand for such products. Included is a comparison of existing alternative fuels and related effects on the transportation sectors, as well as an overview of associated mandates/incentives that have been implemented in other states.

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