TITLE

Sorghum, perennial grasses under study as potential bioenergy crops at A&M

AUTHOR(S)
Smith, Ron
PUB. DATE
December 2009
SOURCE
Southwest Farm Press;12/3/2009, Vol. 36 Issue 23, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on a study regarding the potentiality of sorghum varieties for bioenergy production conducted by researchers of Texas AgriLife Research in Texas. It notes the efforts of researchers in looking for sorghum types that are capable of producing biomass. Bill Rooney notes the potential of forage sorghums in providing cellulosic ethanol. The assessment of various sorghum types is also noted.
ACCESSION #
47186145

 

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