PrabodhPrabodh Illukpitiya

Associate Professor
Department of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
College of Agriculture

Contact Information:
204 H Farrell Westbrook
Telephone: 615-963-1877
pillukpi@tnstate.edu

Research Areas:
Agriculture, natural resource and energy economics

Publications in Referred Journals:

Illukpitiya, P., Reddy, C.K., Bansal, A. 2017. Modeling net energy balance of ethanol production from native warm season grasses. Energy Economics, 64:346-352.

Jing, Y and Illukpitiya P. 2016. Cost minimization of supplying biomass for ethanol biorefineries. Energy, 96 (1): 209-214.

Bansal, A., Illukpitiya, P., Tegegne, F and Singh, S.P. 2016. Energy efficiency of ethanol production from cellulosic feedstock, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 58 (1): 141-146.

Abimbola, A, Illukpitiya, P and de Koff, J.P. 2016. Economic analysis of small scale on-farm production of biodiesel and vegetable oil for industrial use from winter oilseed crops. Journal of Global Agriculture and Ecology, 5 (1): 19-29.

Illukpitiya, P and Gopalakrishnan, C. 2015. Rural households' decision-making in fuelwood collection. A case study of natural forest margins in the tropics. Journal of Natural Resources and Policy Research, 7 (2-3): 125-138.

Adhikari, S and Illukpitiya, P. 2015. Utilization of oilseed crops for on-farm energy security, Journal of Technology Innovations in Renewable Energy, 4 (4): 113-119.

Abimbola, A., Illukpitiya, P., Ekanem, E. and Tegegne, F 2014. US consumers’ food consumption behavior and policy implications for changing diets, Journal of Nutritional Ecology and Food Research. 2: 1-9.

Illukpitiya, P., Yanagida, J.F., Ogoshi, R and Uehara, G. 2013. Sugar-ethanol-electricity co-generation in Hawaii: An application of Linear Programming (LP) for optimizing strategies. Biomass and Bioenergy, 48: 203-212.

Bansal, A., Illukpitiya, P., Singh, S.P and Tegegne, F. 2013. Economic competitiveness of ethanol production from cellulosic feedstock in Tennessee. Renewable Energy, (59): 53-57.

Ho, T., Yangida, J.F. and Illukpitiya, P. 2013. Factors affecting technical efficiency of small-holder coffee farming in the Krong Ana watershed, Vietnam. Asian Journal of Agricultural Extension, Economics and Sociology, 3 (1). 37-49.

Singh, S.P, Illukpitiya, P and Comer, S. 2013. Human capital development for the evolving 21st century bio-based economy in USA: Assessing needs for education, skills and capabilities by agribusiness enterprises. International Journal of Marketing, Financial Services and Management Research, 2 (6): 12-24.

Illukpitiya, P., Gopalakrishnan, C and Ratnayake, R.M.M.B. 2012. Economic competitiveness of biofuel production from underutilized ethanol feedstock. Journal of Natural Resources and Policy Research 4 (2): 91-102.

Tran, N., Illukpitiya, P., Yanagida, J.F. and Ogoshi, R. 2011. Optimizing biofuel production: an economic analysis for selected biofuel feedstock production in Hawaii. Biomass and Bioenergy, 35: 1756-1764.

Teaching:

AGSC 2010: Agribusiness Economics
AGSC 2020: Agribusiness Management
AGSC 4020: Agribusiness Analysis
AGSC 5080: Agribusiness Management and Market Analysis

Education:

PhD (Agricultural and Resource Economics), University of Hawai'i at Manoa
MS (Natural Resource Management), Norwegian University of Life Sciences
BS (Agriculture), University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka

Date Joined staff: 2011

 






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