In South Africa, the Dept. of Energy expects that ethanol prices will be set by the middle of 2013 and will be determined by a break-even price for sorghum-based ethanol produced at an efficiently sized plant. There are two sweet sorghum-based ethanol projects under development but are waiting to see what the established price will be before moving forward. Together they could produce 250,000 kiloliters of ethanol, while sugar producer Tongaat Hulett says it could produce 125,000 kiloliters if it converted one of its four sugar mills to produce ethanol.
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