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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


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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