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|Title:||Ethanol Production Potential of Sweet Sorghum Cultivars as Renewable Energy and Determination of Optimal Stage of Harvesting|
Joshi, H C
Sharma, R K
|Abstract:||It has been found that among the different stages of growth of sorghum (Sorghum bicolor) milking stage is more suitable and optimum for harvesting of sorghum stalk for maximum yield of sweet juice. Fermentation of sorghum cultivar stalk juice into ethanol was done by yeast strain Saccharomyces cerevisiae NCIM 3186. Ethanol yields in the different sorghum cultivars was estimated based on ethanol yield coefficient and fermentation efficiency of yeast. Maximum ethanol production potential within the sorghum cultivars in both single and multicut types was 1661 L/ha and 3236 L/ha, respectively in PCH 109, which was found to be the best for ethanol production and can be used as a source of renewable energy production.|
|ISSN:||0975-2412 (Online); 0771-7706 (Print)|
|Appears in Collections:||BVAAP Vol.14(1) [June 2006]|
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