Grain sorghum has taken another step in the process of being considered an advanced biofuel under the Renewable Fuels Standard. EPA issued a notice of data availability which shows greenhouse gas emission reductions of 32 to 53-percent depending on the heat source. National Sorghum Producers CEO Tim Lust says this is good news as they’ve been working with EPA for 25 months to be included in the RFS.
Lust says this is significant in allowing grain sorghum to be used as a feedstock for ethanol production and should spur plants to consider this alternative source.
He says once grain sorghum won’t have a specific mandate in the RFS2 even when its approved as an advanced biofuel so its difficult to project the amount that will be produced. The notice from EPA opens a 30-day comment period.