Definition of New Sorghum Ideotypes to Meet the Increasing Demand of Biofuel

S. Braconnier, S. Gutjhard, G. Trouche, B. Reddy, S. Rao, R. Schaffert, R. Parrella, A. Zacharias, N. Rettenmaier, G. Reinhardt, A. Monti, S. Amaducci, A. Marocco, W. Snijman, H. Terblanche, F. Zavala-Garcia, R. Janssen & D. Rutz
Geopolitical tensions in some oil producing regions and the uncertainties surrounding the future availability of fossil fuels, as well as the urgent necessity to mitigate negative impacts on climate through reduced CO2 emissions, have created a strong interest for biofuels. Among potential crops for the production of biofuels, sorghum is an interesting C4 plant, able to combine production of food and fuel as well as a variety of other products. However, new ideotypes of sorghum...