PrabodhPrabodh Illukpitiya

Associate Professor
Department of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
College of Agriculture, Human and Natural Sciences

Contact Information:
204 H Farrell Westbrook
Telephone: 615-963-1877

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.


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


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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