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About Dr. David Ripplinger

David Ripplinger

Office: Richard H. Barry Hall 614F 

Phone: 701-231-5265

Fax: 701-231-7400

David Ripplinger is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Agribusiness and Applied Economics at North Dakota State University and the state’s bioenergy and bioproducts economist.   In this role, David conducts research and provides support to farmers and the bioenergy industry. 


PhD Transportation and Logistics, North Dakota State University          2012

MS Agricultural Economics, Iowa State University                               2003

BS Agricultural Economics, North Dakota State University                   2001

Recent Publications

Maung, T.A., Gustafson, C.R., Saxowsky, D.M., Nowatski, J., Miljkovic, T., and D. Ripplinger.  2013. The Logistics of Supplying Single vs. Multi-crop Cellulosic Feedstocks to a Biorefinery in Southeast North Dakota.  Applied Energy, Vol 109, 229-238.

Ripplinger, D., Hayes, D., Goggi, S., and K. Lamkey.  2009. Insuring against Losses from Transgenic Contamination: The Case of Pharmaceutical Maize. American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Vol. 91. No.2, pp. 322-334.

Funded Grants

Co-PI: Department of Energy, competitive grant, “Development of High-Output, Low-Input Energy

Beets”, 2013-2015, $1,800,000 ($238,000 to NDSU; NDSU Lead).

Co-PI:  Renewable Energy Council, competitive grant, “Renewable Energy Commodity Trading Education Program”, 2013-2016, $500,000 (Bill Wilson PI)

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