27 May 2010 15:57 [Source: ICIS news]
TORONTO (ICIS news)--Bayer CropScience plans to expand its research into ethanol from surgarcane in ?xml:namespace>
The objective was to develop varieties with higher sugar content to increase the production efficiency of ethanol, the Germany-based company said.
New biotech varieties were expected to produce significantly higher amounts of sugar, with early research results indicating increases of about 30% to 40%, the company said."Sugarcane is the most productive crop for economically viable renewable energy with the best CO2 balance," said Joachim Schneider, head of the bio-science business unit at Bayer CropScience.
Bayer’s sugarcane ethanol research and development was focused in
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