South Africa's sorghum output must rise fivefold to meet biofuel goals, official says

10/7/2013 | Bloomberg

South Africa's sorghum production must increase to at least five times its current levels to meet the demands of the nation's biodiesel and ethanol standards, which are set to take effect Oct. 1, 2015, said Energy Minister Ben Martins. "We need an additional volume of 620,000 tons of sorghum to produce enough bioethanol to meet the 2 percent inclusion rate," said Wessel Lemmer, a senior economist at Grain South Africa.

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