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Grain sorghum may give corn a run for its money as ethanol feedstock

Grain sorghum may give corn a run for its money as ethanol feedstock

November 19, 2015 |

In Illinois, grain sorghum appears to be increasingly popular as an ethanol feedstock, sidelining corn somewhat. A recent USDA’s World Agricultural Supply and Demand Report showed corn demand for ethanol falling by 75 million bushels, making some experts predict that demand is being replaced by sorghum that is available even cheaper than corn in some […]

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Biofuels Digest’s 2012 New Feedstock Award: Chromatin, grain sorghum

Biofuels Digest’s 2012 New Feedstock Award: Chromatin, grain sorghum

December 31, 2012 |

One of the trends we identified for 2013 – corn ethanol producers moving away from corn. Here’s one of the reasons why. Earlier this month, Chromatin announced it has generated the first crop of sorghum that has been grown and used for ethanol production by Pacific Ethanol, Inc. This achievement paves the way for future […]

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“Grain sorghum receives eligibility as feedstock under RFS.”

“Grain sorghum receives eligibility as feedstock under RFS.”

December 5, 2012 |

Today on Twitter. farmdaily: Grain #sorghum receives eligibility as feedstock under RFS #biofuels #renewablefuels #ag canadianbiomass: BEN at #crfs12 – Alliance but already with cracks around NextGen #Biofuels Fund applicability to forest sector and unique products. adamKMeyer: $10 rise in oil means $1.4b to Pentagon budget. Advanced #biofuels help reduce costs, save lives VIDEO cubouldernews: […]

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Purdue study says grain sorghum has potential for midwestern farmers

Purdue study says grain sorghum has potential for midwestern farmers

June 24, 2012 |

In Indiana, an article regarding the Midwest’s capability for producing grain sorghum was published in the journal Biofuels, Bioproducts, & Biorefining by researchers from Purdue, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and the University of Illinois. The article argued that sorghum is more attractive to midwestern farmers for a number of reasons: the infrastructure and grain elevators […]

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National Farmers Union applauds EPA’s consideration of grain sorghum

National Farmers Union applauds EPA’s consideration of grain sorghum

June 3, 2012 |

In Washington, the National Farmers Union supports the use of grain sorghum as a feedstock for biofuels; they have published a press release applauding the EPA for its report on data regarding the feedstock as applicable under the RFS. “This announcement by EPA is a step in the right direction,” NFU President Roger Johnson said in […]

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South Africa to source grain locally, sorghum production to jump

South Africa to source grain locally, sorghum production to jump

October 7, 2013 |

In South Africa, sorghum production may climb fivefold as the country plans to source all grain needed for biofuel production locally. “We need an additional volume of 620,000 tons of sorghum to produce enough bioethanol to meet the 2 percent inclusion rate,” Wessel Lemmer, a senior economist at Grain South Africa, said in an e-mail. […]

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The Yield Dividend: 5-10X increase in sorghum opening new options for Africa? 

The Yield Dividend: 5-10X increase in sorghum opening new options for Africa? 

April 1, 2016 |

Zaad, Chromatin in key pact to distribute enhanced sorghum seed in Africa  In South Africa,, Chromatin and Zaad Holdings have entered into an alliance to produce and distribute planting seed for grain and forage sorghum throughout the African continent. In Africa, sorghum is used in the food and beverage industry and as animal feed. The crop […]

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Aemetis begins harvesting Nexsteppe sorghum in Central California

Aemetis begins harvesting Nexsteppe sorghum in Central California

September 29, 2015 |

In California, Aemetis announced the harvesting of 12- to 15- foot tall biomass sorghum grown in Central California that was produced using proprietary Nexsteppe seed genetics. Biomass Sorghum is a feedstock for low carbon advanced biofuels. The 20 acre demonstration crop of biomass sorghum was planted, grown, and harvested by Aemetis in approximately 90 days, […]

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NexSteppe takes biomass sorghum to commercial-scale in Brazil

NexSteppe takes biomass sorghum to commercial-scale in Brazil

April 15, 2015 |

Next-gen feedstock developer records 1000% year-on-year growth for its Palo Alto Biomass Sorghum hybrids in Brazil. Sustainable, available, reliable and affordable? Yes, as the Digest discovers. In California, NexSteppe announced that it sold more than 10,000 hectares (25,000 acres) of its Palo Alto biomass sorghums in Brazil this past growing season, compared to just over […]

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Agricultural Research Service looking at ways to boost sorghum production

Agricultural Research Service looking at ways to boost sorghum production

February 9, 2015 |

In Colorado, researchers led by Agricultural Research Service recently found a new way to exploit sorghum’s potential. They found that by using certain cropping strategies, growers can produce sorghum in parts of northeastern Colorado where the growing season was previously considered too short. Meanwhile, another team of ARS scientists working in Texas has developed a […]

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