Ceres to seed sorghum in Brazil

By | September 23, 2010
California-based seed developer Ceres Inc. has formed a Brazilian subsidiary to focus on expanding sweet sorghum as an ethanol feedstock. Ceres Sementes do Brasil Ltda. will be based in Sao Paulo and will be led temporarily by Ceres Chief Financial Officer Paul Kuc.

Sweet sorghum is already being grown in that area of Brazil, but on a very small scale and not as a biofuel feedstock, according to Ceres corporate communications manager Gary Koppenjan. Ceres is also conducting sweet sorghum crop trials in the U.S.