AGRICULTURE

SWEET SORGHUMMember of the grass family, similar in size and sugar content of cane.

ADVANTAGES OF SWEET SORGHUM AS ENERGY CROP

  • Total biomass and sugar content can be high
  • Easy to plant and can be grown in most soils
  • Rapid growth to maturity (Estimate – 110-130 days) multiple harvests annually         
  • Feedstock residue (Bagasse) suitable for boiler fuel
  • Drought Resistant – Uses 60-70% less water than
    sugar cane
  • Minimal Fertilizer Requirements


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