Biomass production and ethanol potential from sweet sorghum Anderson, Irvin Buxton, Dwayne Hallam, Arne Hallam, Arne Hunter, E.
dc.contributor.department Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture 2018-02-17T03:04:30.000 2020-06-30T05:51:34Z 2020-06-30T05:51:34Z 2015-10-15 1995
dc.description.abstract <p>Potential feedstocks from crop-based energy production systems range from starchy and sugary tuberous crops to woody, oilseed, or herbaceous crops (including corn, sweet and grain sorghums, and several grasses). An important characteristic of biomass crops is that the ratio of energy of the biomass product be large compared to the energy used to pro­ duce the crop. Because one of the most costly inputs in the latter component is nitrogen (N) fertilizer, any evaluation of potential energy crops must emphasize N inputs. Given its high N requirement, corn is not likely to meet all future ethanol demands. Corn also is limited by the inefficient conversion of starch to etha­ nol and by environmental and conservation considerations such as suitable land use.</p>
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dc.subject.disciplines Agricultural Science
dc.subject.disciplines Agriculture
dc.subject.disciplines Agronomy and Crop Sciences
dc.subject.disciplines Oil, Gas, and Energy
dc.subject.keywords Agronomy
dc.subject.keywords Bioeconomy and energy
dc.title Biomass production and ethanol potential from sweet sorghum
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