In Illinois, today many biofuel refineries operate for only seven months each year, turning freshly harvested crops into ethanol and biodiesel. When supplies run out, biorefineries shut down for the other five months. However, according to recent research, dual-purpose biofuel crops could produce both ethanol and biodiesel for nine months of the year–increasing profits by […]
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In California, California Ethanol & Power, LLC (CE&P) announced the updated carbon intensity (CI) for its anticipated sugarcane and sweet sorghum ethanol. On May 9, 2016, California’s Air Resources Board (CARB) under the state’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) released recertified fuel pathways from their updated GREET model which evaluates the energy and emission effects […]
In South Africa, American and Chinese investors have announced a $62.5 million 15,000ha sweet sorghum project in Limpopo that would produce both ethanol and sugar. The ongoing drought has had negative impacts on the country’s gain sorghum production but the government is trying to soothe the nerves of investors saying the drought won’t last forever. […]
In Brazil, Ceres and Raizen announced that they have signed a multi-year collaboration agreement to develop and produce sweet sorghum on an industrial scale. Sweet sorghum can be grown to complement existing feedstock supplies and extend the operating season of Brazilian sugarcane-to-ethanol mills. Under the collaboration, the companies will each contribute in-kind services and resources […]
In Brazil and California, Ceres and Raízen announced that they have signed a multi-year collaboration agreement to develop and produce sweet sorghum on an industrial scale. Sweet sorghum can be grown to complement existing feedstock supplies and extend the operating season of Brazilian sugarcane-to-ethanol mills. Under the collaboration, the companies will each contribute in-kind services […]
In Louisiana, sweet sorghum is not currently grown as a commercial crop in the state, but in the future, producers may consider growing it for use as a biofuel feedstock. To help guide commercial production of this crop, the LSU AgCenter has released the Sweet Sorghum Production Guide. The guide was written to supply producers […]
In Australia, Chinese-owned Kimberly Agricultural Investment is trialing sweet sorghum production which it hopes to grow at a commercial scale in the Ord Valley. Western Australia’s agriculture department is undertaking the actual trial while KAI is footing the bill. The company is developing 13,400ha in the valley but it could take at least 10 years […]
In Louisiana, farmers growing crops in Louisiana and Mississippi may soon have two new crops to add to their portfolios. Researchers with the LSU AgCenter, Mississippi State University Cooperative Extension Service and the United States Department of Agriculture are working together to bring sugarcane and sweet sorghum north – way north – of Interstate 10. The […]
In Japan, a research team from Ibaraki University is looking at the country’s abandoned farm fields as potential sites to grow sweet sorghum for domestic ethanol production. Currently the country imports ethanol to achieve its blending mandates and reduce its fossil fuel imports.
In the UK, researchers led by the University of Newcastle have developed a holistic high-throughput methodology for assessing sweet Sorghum bicolor feedstocks at 10 days post-anthesis for total fermentable sugar yields including stalk biomass, soluble sugar concentrations, and cell wall saccharification efficiency. This methodology has been demonstrated as an efficient and effective way to screen […]