SWEET SORGHUM - A GOOD SOLUTION FOR BIOETHANOL

M. Roman, Adriana Gog, M. Chintoanu, Lacrimioara Senila, E. Luca, A. Naghiu, D. F. Irimie, Cecilia Roman

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The paper presents an overview of the potential of sweet sorghum to be used as raw materials in the bioethanol industry. The stem juice of sweet sorghum is rich in fermentative sugar and is a desirable alcoholic fermentation material. The oil crisis of 1973 and 1976 renewed interest in the commercial production of sweet sorghum for biological transformation into ethyl alcohol - bioethanol for use as fuel or fuel additive.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15835/arspa.v73i1-2.4800



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