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Thursday, September 3, 2009

SU Biological Sciences Faculty Study Sorghum as a Fuel Source

SALISBURY, MD---Could sorghum become a significant fuel source? That’s what faculty from Salisbury University’s Richard A. Henson School of Science and Technology, with Solar Fruits Bio Fuels, LLC, are hoping to find out during a series of trials this fall.

Several sweet sorghum varieties are being evaluated as potential stock for ethanol production on Delmarva. Drs. Samuel Geleta and Christopher Briand of SU’s Biological Sciences Department recently joined other project researchers and Henson School faculty, a representative from the Maryland Grain Producers Utilization Board and other invited guests for a tour of the Wicomico County farm where the trials are being conducted.

For more information call 410-543-6030 or visit the SU Web site at www.salisbury.edu.



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