Study: Molasses Shows Promise for Ethanol Production

Washington, DC [Dow Jones] Molasses, a byproduct of sugar production in the U.S., shows promise as a viable source of raw material to make ethanol, according to new research that looked into the feasibility of producing fuel from sugar and sugar-related products. … While the U.S. relies mostly on corn for the ethanol it produces, political leaders such as Sen. Saxby Chambliss, R-GA, have said they would like to see sugar farmers profiting from strong ethanol demand. Brazil is often used as an example of a country succeeding in sugarcane-based ethanol production.
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