Sweet Sorghum Complementing Ethanol Production in Sugar Mills

To help the Indian government achieve the national ethanol blending targets of 20% by 2017, private sugar mills and the public sector research institutes are collaborating with ICRISAT to identify and test sweet sorghum varieties suitable for ethanol production. A total of seven sugar mills are associated with ICRISAT in this 3-year project. Editor's comment:…Read more Sweet Sorghum Complementing Ethanol Production in Sugar Mills

Newly discovered wild sorghum variety has tremendous potential for cellulosic ethanol

Scientists from the ARC Centre of Excellence in Plant Cell Walls at the University of Adelaide have discovered that a variety of sorghum growing wild in Australia, Arun, has the potential to yield over 10,000 litres of bioethanol per hectare annually. Source: International Sugar Journal

South Africa: Milestone for biofuels as pricing rules issued

  THE Department of Energy has finally published the long-awaited draft position paper on the pricing regulations and rules for administering biofuel prices for comment, the final step in the process in getting the potentially R15bn-a-year South African biofuels industry Levy on petrol price will help to spur ailing sorghum farming industry which has seen…Read more South Africa: Milestone for biofuels as pricing rules issued