Monday, January 30, 2012

Alcohol Sorghum

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.

Sweet sorghum alcohol production was estimated to generate 70 kWh of electricity per ton of bagasse, based on the electricity production from sugarcane bagasse.

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