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Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory researchers triple grain sorghum yields with GM

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory researchers triple grain sorghum yields with GM

May 8, 2018 |

In New York state, a simple genetic modification can triple the grain number of sorghum, a drought-tolerant plant that is an important source of food, animal feed, and biofuel in many parts of the world. In new research reported in Nature Communications, scientists at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) have figured out how that genetic […]

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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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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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Cold Spring Harbor lab researchers double amount of grain in sorghum

Cold Spring Harbor lab researchers double amount of grain in sorghum

November 6, 2019 |

In New York state, plant scientists at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) and USDA’s Agricultural Research Service (ARS), in their search for solutions to global food production challenges, have doubled the amount of grains that a sorghum plant can yield. Sorghum, one of the world’s most important sources of food, animal feed, and biofuel, is […]

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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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Can U.S. homegrown sorghum help the ag industry get through Covid-19?

Can U.S. homegrown sorghum help the ag industry get through Covid-19?

May 10, 2020 |

It’s been only two years since the Environmental Protection Agency approved sorghum oil as an eligible feedstock under the Renewable Fuel Standard, but a lot has happened since then. The EPA’s announcement marked a significant step toward leveling the playing field for ethanol plants extracting oil from sorghum and provides new market access for the […]

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Oklahoma State University wins $3.1 million grant to study GHG emissions of sorghum

Oklahoma State University wins $3.1 million grant to study GHG emissions of sorghum

February 18, 2020 |

In Oklahoma, a recent $3.1 million grant awarded to Oklahoma State University to study greenhouse gas emissions is expected to help sorghum farmers save money and improve the industry’s sustainable field management practices. The three-state research project approved under the SMARTFARM program of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) is headed […]

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University of Nebraska–Lincoln entomologist wins $1.5 million award for sorghum pest research

University of Nebraska–Lincoln entomologist wins $1.5 million award for sorghum pest research

April 25, 2019 |

In Nebraska, a tiny invader’s gooey march through U.S. sorghum fields continues to devastate crop yields, forcing some farmers out of the sorghum business despite the crop’s increasing importance. A University of Nebraska–Lincoln entomologist is investigating ways to help sorghum naturally resist sugarcane aphids, the crop’s most damaging pest in the United States. Louis earned a […]

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