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Research Project: Improved Conversion of Sugar Crops into Food, Biofuels, Biochemicals, and Bioproducts

Location: Commodity Utilization Research

Title: Platform chemicals and high value products from sweet sorghum

item Terrell, Evan
item Klasson, K Thomas

Submitted to: Meeting Abstract
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 2/22/2024
Publication Date: N/A
Citation: N/A

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: Sweet sorghum syrup and processing byproducts represent a potentially viable feedstock for conversion into a wide range of biofuels and bioproducts. Some of these include alcohols from fermentation of sugars and starch, succinic acid, and aconitic acid from plant extracts. This talk will review past and ongoing research by the commodity utilization research unit of USDA-ARS in New Orleans, LA, where we study improved conversion of sugar crops into food, biofuels, biochemicals, and bioproducts. Additionally, we will highlight our research and laboratory capabilities and explore opportunities for future collaboration with sweet sorghum producers and processors.