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This paper explores the economic viability of producing biofuels from Agave in Mexico and the potential for it to complement the production of tequila or mescal. We focus on Agave varieties currently being used by the tequila industry to produce two beverages, tequila and mescal, and explore the potential for biofuel production from these plants. Without competing directly with beverage production, we discuss the economic costs and benefits of converting Agave by-products to liquid fuel as andoi:10.1111/j.1757-1707.2010.01084.x fatcat:unv5hrcimnbv5cw3xhi6cdplja