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Ceres and Texas A&M to develop and market high-biomass sorghum for biofuels
Date:10/5/2007

COLLEGE STATION - Energy crop company Ceres, Inc. and the Texas Agricultural Experiment Station of The Texas A&M University System announced Oct. 1 that they have entered into an exclusive, multi-year joint research and commercialization agreement for high biomass sorghum.

These plants are not designed to produce grain, but rather vast amounts of biomass the raw material for a new generation of biofuels made from stems, stalks and leaves.

Today, sorghum-to-ethanol production uses the grain, like corn, but the plants themselves hold the greatest potential for biofuel production, says Peter Mascia, Ceres Vice President of Product Development. He notes that new technologies are making it possible to utilize the carbohydrates that comprise plant cell walls, called cellulose.

"As these technologies mature, farmers will transition from growing as much grain per acre to producing as much biomass as they can per acre, with as little energy and agronomic inputs as possible. This means new crops and specialized hybrids like these high-biomass sorghum types will be needed," Mascia said.

Plant scientist Dr. Bill Rooney of the A&M System's Texas Agricultural Experiment Station (TAES) says that sorghum is a near-ideal crop for cellulosic biofuels.

"Sorghum produces high yields, is naturally drought tolerant and can thrive in places that do not support corn and other food crops.

Sorghum also fits into established production systems and is harvested the year it is planted, unlike perennial grasses, so it fits well in a crop mix with perennial species and existing crops, like cotton," said Rooney.

A pioneer in developing high-biomass sorghum, Rooney's first breeding lines the precursors to hybrids can approach 20 feet under favorable conditions, he says, and could produce more than 2,000 gallons of ethanol per acre more than four times the current starch-to-ethanol process.

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Contact: Jason Cook
jason.cook@tamu.edu
979-862-7346
Texas A&M University - Agricultural Communications
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