Sweet sorghum is rich in stalk sucrose & sugars which resemble exactly sugarcane for its juicy stalk as has an advantage over sugarcane for alcohol production. The sugarcane stalks has a great potential to produce alcohol.
Worldwide the brewing industry is becoming more competitive and constantly looking for ways to improve beer quality and reduce manufacturing costs. Sweet sorghum is a new potential substitute for barley which can be used as an alternate substrate and also raise economic benefits.
India is the second largest producer of sorghum in the world.
Experts in the opinion that the average cost of ethanol production from sweet sorghum is around Rs. 13.25 per liter which makes it a most feasible raw material for production of ethanol in an entire year as minimum two crops could be taken in one year.