Nigeria to begin ethanol production from sweet sorghum by the end of Q1

January 14, 2019 |

In Nigeria, by the end of Q1, local press reports that the first ethanol and glucose syrup facility using sweet sorghum as feedstock should be commissioned and ready to begin production. The project is a result of several years testing Chinese-origin sweet sorghum varieties across several states to ensure robustness in the local environment and positive responses to diseases and pests. Typically, ethanol and glucose syrup are produced domestically from cassava but demand for the crop as a food staple means prices are too high to be viable feedstocks.

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