Poll: 29% of this year's sorghum output destined for ethanol industry

11/23/2009 | DomesticFuel.com

Almost 137 million bushels, or 29%, of U.S.-grown sorghum this year will be used to make ethanol, according to a survey from the United Sorghum Checkoff Program. The poll also found that in areas where the grain is cultivated, ethanol producers prefer to use it because of its favorable price differential and availability. The research pointed out that sorghum for ethanol is classified as an advanced biofuel feedstock, and demand could rise if corn prices soared like they did from 2007 to early 2009.

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