Sunday, December 03, 2006

On-Farm Ethanol Production from Sweet Sorghum

Sorghum produces far more fermentable sugar per acre than corn. It also requires fewer fertilizers and less water. The problem of transporting bulky stalks to refineries and storing them have prevented sweet sorghum from being used as an ethanol crop. Perhaps on-farm distillation could overcome these barriers. The yield of ethanol per acre would undoubtedly be higher than for corn. Fuel inputs for processing would be less as well because the juice is already a sugar, ready to be distilled. -- Jeffrey Goettemoeller
Excellent For Ethanol:
by Peg Zenk -- Nov. 1, 2006
"A mobile distillation unit that could be moved from farm to farm is the centerpiece of McClune's on-farm sorganol production concept."

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