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Biomass and Biofuels by Thallada Bhaskar, Shibu Jose

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Chapter 2

Sorghum as a Sustainable Feedstock for Biofuels

P. Srinivasa Rao,1 Reddy Shetty Prakasham,2 P. Parthasarathy Rao,1 Surinder Chopra,3 and Shibu Jose4

1International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), Hyderabad, India

2CSIR–Indian Institute of Chemical Technology, Hyderabad, India

3Plant Science Department, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, USA

4The Center for Agroforestry, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, USA

2.1 Introduction

Biofuels have the potential to contribute significantly in meeting the challenges of the global energy crisis as they replace fossil fuels and provide a number of environmental and economic benefits. The most widely used biofuel for transportation worldwide so far ...

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