Sweet Sorghum - an Alternative Energy Crop

R. Janssen, D. Rutz, S. Braconnier, B. Reddy, S. Rao, R. Schaffert, R. Parella, A. Zaccharias, N. Rettenmaier, G. Reinhardt, A. Monti, S. Amaducci, A. Marocco, W. Snijman, H. Terblanche & F. Zavala-Garcia
The energy crop sweet sorghum (Sorghum bicolor L. Moench) is raising considerable interest as a source of either fermentable free sugars or lignocellulosic feedstock with the potential to produce fuel, food, feed and a variety of other products. Sweet sorghum is a C4 plant with many potential advantages, including high water, nitrogen and radiation use efficiency, broad agro-ecological adaptation as well as a rich genetic diversity for useful traits. For developing countries sweet sorghum provides...