Chromatin launches new SweetFuel sorghum hybrids at BioPro

March 15, 2011 |

Chromatin announced its dual‐purpose SweetFuel sorghum hybrids, which combine High yields of both fermentable sugar and biomass per acre. Chromatin’s SweetFuel hybrids are ideal for capturing the value of sugars produced in sorghum juice as well as the additional value of the energy stored in biomass or bagasse.

Jessen’s presentation at the session on Transformative Technologies at the BioPro Expo also emphasized the potential for future sorghum improvements, including near‐term advances from breeding, as well as next‐generation designs that will deploy Chromatin’s proprietary gene stacking technology.

“SweetFuel hybrids make it possible to increase bioenergy value by at least 2‐fold over collecting sugar alone — offering sugars for chemical and fuel processes, and high energy biomass for thermochemical conversions. Unlike other energy crops, sorghum offers a refined breeding system that makes it possible to rapidly incorporate improvements.

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