Biomass Production and Bioenergy Potential of Sweet Sorghum in South Germany

A. Hartmann & M. Fritz
Biomass is an important source for bioenergy and plays a significant role in the renewable energy action plans of Germany. In order to supplement existing energy crop rotations, new high yielding energy crops like sorghum become important. Sweet sorghum is especially interesting for bioethanol production since its sugary juice can be converted directly and efficiently into alcohol. This study shows that sweet sorghum can be grown in South Germany although the climate is not ideal...