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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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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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China enters sorghum market, demand reaches all-time highs

China enters sorghum market, demand reaches all-time highs

February 1, 2015 |

According to Sorghum Checkoff, domestic and international sorghum demand are reaching all-time highs. The explosion is largely attributed to China’s entrance into the sorghum market. Four months into the marketing year, exports of US grain sorghum have already surpassed last year’s total. Florentino Lopez, executive director of Sorghum Checkoff, said demand today exceeds supply, and […]

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4 minutes with…Tim Lust, CEO, National Sorghum Producers

4 minutes with…Tim Lust, CEO, National Sorghum Producers

November 18, 2014 |

Tell us about your organization and it’s role in the advanced bioeconomy. National Sorghum Producers is concentrated on the policy side of the advanced bioeconomy and how it affects sorghum – grain, sweet and biomass. Sorghum is a very sustainable feedstock, and our goal is to achieve policy that recognize sorghum’s benefits in this sector. […]

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NexSteppe: Transformative Technologies 2014 nominee, “Transformation of a grain or grass”

NexSteppe: Transformative Technologies 2014 nominee, “Transformation of a grain or grass”

March 9, 2014 |

This is the official Transformative Technologies 2014 nominee page for NexSteppe, nominated in the “Transformation of a grain or grass” category for its sweet sorghum. Voting Rules All voting is exclusively via social media this year. To vote, simply click on the Tweet, Like or Share link in on this page. Each tweet, like or share […]

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