EBI Conference Berkeley 071005Final for file

EBI Conference Berkeley 071005Final for file - IPR,...

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IPR, Innovation and Research Policy Leadership Brian D. Wright Agricultural and Resource Economics University of California, Berkeley “The Intersection of Energy and Agriculture: Implications of Biofuels and the Search for a Fuel of the Future” UB Berkeley, October 5, 2007
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Preliminary clarifications I am going to talk for about 20 minutes on IPR in the EBI project I do not know what I am talking about No, I am not a lawyer So yes, I am an economist
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EBI: motivating insights? Corn source is a mistake Ethanol is an inferior fuel Solar electricity only part of the answer Nuclear Ploughshares into swords?
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EBI: Addresses Global Challenges warming sustainable energy sources
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EBI: Addresses Global Challenges warming sustainable energy sources sustainable emergence of new economic giants without large-scale military conflict - unprecedented?
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EBI: unprecedented scope New crop(s) New harvesting/handling infrastructure? New pretreatment and processing New fuel product(s)?
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EBI: unprecedented scope Over ten year horizon: High risk, high payoff: Value of integrated success: huge Probability of integrated success: low
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EBI: unprecedented scope In typical projects the aim is a new product or process for an established industry Aim is to establish a new industry to supply familiar products
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Comparison of Agendas: EBI Novartis/UC New crop(s) New harvesting, handling New pretreatment New processing Unspecified progress in plant biology
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EBI: Rationale for BP Rational part of a portfolio of initiatives Complementary benefit: expertise and contacts in biofuels research?
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EBI: Rationale for UCB, UIUC
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This note was uploaded on 08/01/2008 for the course ECON 143 taught by Professor Wright during the Fall '07 term at University of California, Berkeley.

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