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As the biofuels sector has expanded rapidly over the last several years, there has been increasing interest in further developing additional feedstocks and their practical use as a bioenergy crop. Sorghum has significant potential as a feedstock. Sorghum is:

  • Highly energy efficient
  • Productive
  • Drought tolerant and able to grow in marginal lands
  • Short-duration
  • Low-input

The objective of the International Workshop on Sorghum for Biofuel
is to further evaluate the potential of sorghum as a biofuel feedstock, identify needed scientific advances  and propose strategies to address them.  Discussion topics will include current applications and research in:

  • Conversion technology
  • Potential for biomass production and impact, including economic viability,
    environmental sustainability and utilization for fuel
  • Crop genetic and agronomic issues, including available varieties, genomics,
    breeding and transgenics to enhance biofuel and bioproduct application

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Final Report on the International Conference

Last Updated: 05/02/2008