Everything in sorghum can be processed
With sorghum, nothing is lost, it can all be processed
Sorghum is interesting for a number of reasons. It offers numerous markets (human food and animal feed, bioenergies, biomaterials, etc.) which, in addition, are not exclusive. A single sorghum crop provides grain for human food, soluble sugars can be extracted from the stem juices to produce ethanol, and stem residues (pulp) and leaves can be used in animal feed or energy production (co-generation or second generation biofuel).
Sorghum grain can be used to produce foods for humans or animals, as well as first generation biofuels obtained from the conversion of starch.
It can be consumed in the form of silage for livestock or to produce cogeneration energies and second generation biofuels.
Soluble sugars can be extracted from the stems to produce first generation biofuels by direct fermentation. Stem residue (pulp) can be consumed as forage by livestock, or used to produce cogeneration energies (simultaneous heat and electricity production), second generation biofuels or even transformed into paper or fertilisers.
The entire sorghum plant can be used to produce organic fertilisers and generate methane.
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