Biofuel Production and Consumption

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    DougO
    Biofuels don't show up in the IMPLAN sector search box (nor in NAICs codes) but ethanol shows up as 325193 (implan 126). If you mean electrical power production using organic matter - that would be IMPLAN sector 31.
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    abelchavez
    Great, thanks. After selecting 3126 in the commodity balance sheet, the industry demand tab would be my tool for evaluating biofuel (ie ethanol) use by power generation (31) and petro refineries (115), or any other sector. Correct?
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    DougO
    I am not sure what you mean. The commodity balance sheet shows who uses commodity 3126. To get the impact of 3126 I would use "industry change" under setup activities to specify the level of production (or employment by) of "biofuels".
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    David
    Doug, Thanks for your observations on biofuel. I can find both 126 and 31 in the overall IMPLAN sectors, but ethanol and biomass/electricity appear to be sub-sectors of each, respectively. Any way to find the state-by-state sub-shares of output in 126 and 31? Cheers, David Roland-Holst
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    IMPLAN Support
    The new 2012 NAICs codes break out Biomass Power generation (NAICs 221117) separately and for some reason, the BEA QCEW 2011 wage and salary employment data was published on the 2012 NAICs basis. Which means that the QCEW data will show 221117 employment as a proportion of NAICs 2211 employment which can be used to ratio the IMPLAN sector. Unfortunately, there are only 99 establishments at the US level which means that state level data will likely by non-disclosed. We have estimates in the MIG CEW data sets but they will be based on simple ratios as County Business Patterns data is still on 2007 NAICs basis. Similarly ethanol (NAICs 325193, ie mostly ethanol) can be split out of IMPLAN sector 126 by comparing the CEW proportion of 325193 to 32519 employment. Doesn't biomass energy production also include cellulose (logging, sawmill byproducts) and other fuels? We do not have data to split the production functions of the biomass generation or ethanol production from the more aggregated IMPLAN sectors.
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    David
    Many thanks for this clarification. When will the data be available?
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    IMPLAN Support
    Hi David, The 2011 QCEW data that includes the 2012 NAICS codes is currently available for purchase.

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