IIMR Hyderabad signs MoU with NSR to produce fuel from millets
| Friday | 14th February, 2020
By Express News ServiceHYDERABAD: To promote bioethanol production by developing varieties of sweet sorghum, ICAR-Indian Institute of Millets Research (IIMR), Hyderabad and National Sugar Institute (NSR), Kanpur recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).
As per the understanding, promising sweet sorghum genotypes developed by ICAR- IIMR will be tested for their suitability to northern conditions in February and June/July planting at NSR.
Thereafter, the study of processing technique and ethanol production potential from different sweet sorghum varieties will be carried out at NSI, informed, ICAR-IIMR in a press release on Thursday.
“Sweet sorghum may be considered as a potential crop for ethanol production in northern India as it is a warm-season crop that needs high temperatures and short days.
“The possibilities of utilising sweet sorghum syrup in beverage and confectionary industry will also be explored,” said Professor Narendra Mohan, director, NSR.