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Brazil – Ethanol sourced from sweet sorghum [Registered]

Some sugarcane millers in Brazil are planting this year sweet sorghum developed by Monsanto Co. in the off season. Jose Carlos Carramate, business leader for CanaVialis, Monsanto’s sugarcane breeding and technology program stresses that the aim here is to supplement cane-based ethanol rather than replace it. Sweet sorghum was planted in October and will be harvested as early as February. Monsanto expects to sell this year enough seed to grow sweet sorghum on about 20,000 hectares. That’s enough to produce about 80 million litres of ethanol per year. The company is working with 20 sugarcane mills and will either sell…

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