Separately, the company reported that for the recently completed 2014-2015 sorghum growing season in Brazil, it had achieved continued progress from its product development pipeline, including the highest ethanol yields achieved to date at industrial scale by one of its sweet sorghum
Hydrous bioethanol, he said which can be produced from the farm like nipa sap, sugar molasses, and sweet sorghum
, is a good alternative for fuelling pumps, threshes, dryers and small rice mills.
Roland Holou is a member of several professional associations including: American Chemical Society, Association of African Agricultural Professionals in the Diaspora, French Writers Association, American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, Soil Science Society of America, Sweet Sorghum
Ethanol Association, International Association for Plant Biotechnology, American Society of Plant Biologists, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Canadian Society for Engineering in Agricultural, Food, Environmental, and Biological Systems; American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, American Society for Microbiology, American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Benin Association of Pastoralism, etc.
According to the plans, the proceeds from the round will be used by the company to continue to improve its Palo Alto biomass sorghum and Malibu sweet sorghum
product lines, which are presently available to customers in Brazil and the US.
Pressed from the tough, grassy stalks of the sweet sorghum
plant, then boiled down, it was seen as the province of grandmothers, a stodgy, household ingredient no one paid much mind.
CIMV uses byproducts such as cereal straw, sugarcane bagasse, sweet sorghum
, or fibre crops (hemp, flax, Provence cane, and miscanthus), and hardwood, which points to significant feedstock flexibility in its processes.
Jim and Marge Voyles, of western Douglas County, Missouri, are among the relatively few farmers in their area who still grow sweet sorghum
Sorghum includes at least four groups of cultivated plants: grain sorghum; sweet sorghum
for forage; Sudan grass for pasture, hay and silage; and broom corn for making brooms.
Similar to sugarcane, the juice from harvested sweet sorghum
stalks can be converted into ethanol using currently available, conventional fermentation technology (smith et al.
The team started the proj ect with a strain of yeast that had been identified in earlier studies on the use of sweet sorghum
as a biofeedstock for ethanol production.
Scared by the prospect of inflation driven by rising grain prices (blamed for a 40% spike in some food prices in 2007-2008) but unwilling to massively scale back its biofuels plans, Beijing has looked to alternatives such as sweet sorghum
and cassava, much of it imported.
The idea behind the lanstove, he says, is to set up decentralised distilleries in villages for producing low grade ethanol from locally available resources like sweet sorghum
, poor quality jaggery or any other sugar bearing material.