EPA ruling is expected to boost demand for grain sorghum in Neb.

The Environmental Protection Agency's approval of grain sorghum as an eligible feedstock under certain conditions under the Renewable Fuel Standard is expected to boost demand for the grain in Nebraska. According to the EPA, ethanol from grain sorghum can qualify as either a conventional or advanced biofuel, depending on the technology used in the production process. Fourteen U.S. ethanol plants have used grain sorghum to make conventional ethanol, while the Western Plains Energy ethanol plant in Kansas is the most prepared to use it for advanced-biofuel production, said Tim Lust, CEO of National Sorghum Producers.

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