Utilizing co-products of the sweet sorghum-based biofuel industry as livestock feed in decentralized systems

Srinivasa Rao, P and Reddy, B V S and Ravinder Reddy, Ch and Blummel, M and Ashok Kumar, A and Rao, P P and Basavaraj, G (2012) Utilizing co-products of the sweet sorghum-based biofuel industry as livestock feed in decentralized systems. In: Biofuel co-products as livestock feed: Opportunities and challenges. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Rome, pp. 229-242. ISBN 978-92-5-107299-8

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Sweet sorghum-based decentralized crushing and syrup-making units are a major component of sweet sorghum value chains in India. Apart from the main product, syrup, there are several co-products, including grain, bagasse, vinasse, steam, foam and froth. This chapter looks at the state of the art in utilization of these products in livestock feed, as well as exploring emerging opportunities. If the policy framework of the country supports decentralized models, this co-products utilization not only improves economic viability but also has environmental benefits by way of reduced greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, which are yet to be quantified.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: Mandate crops > Sorghum
Depositing User: Mr Sanat Kumar Behera
Date Deposited: 13 Feb 2013 13:02
Last Modified: 13 Feb 2013 13:02
URI: http://oar.icrisat.org/id/eprint/6565
Acknowledgement: The authors highly appreciate the financial support from the National Agricultural Innovation Project (NAIP), ICAR,Government of India through the project “Value chain model for bio-ethanol production from sweet sorghum in rainfed areas through collective action and participa- tion” and from the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) through the project on “Linking the poor to global markets: Pro-poor development of biofuel supply chains” (Grant no. 974). European Commission sup- port through funding for the SWEETFUEL project (KBBE- 227422) is acknowledged
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