Sorghum summit planned for Denver April 19-20

By Susanne Retka Schill | April 04, 2012

The Sorghum Checkoff is planning its first Sorghum Renewables Summit to be held April 19-20 at the Holiday Inn in Denver, Colo. Calling sorghum an adaptable, efficient and sustainable crop, the sorghum boosters hope to bring attention to its potential.

The speakers and topics cover a variety of topics covering sorghum use for renewable energy.  Ed Wolfrum, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, will speak on compositional analysis and Randy Powell, BioDimensions Delta BioRenewables LLC, on first generation processing. Agronomics and development will be covered with Jeff Dahlberg, University of California Kearney Agriculture Center speaking on agronomics and Bill Rooney, Texas A&M, addressing sorghum breeding for renewables. The logistics of harvesting, hauling and delivering will be covered by Bob Avant, Texas A&M. The state of sorghum technology will be covered by Larry Richardson, Richardson Seeds Ltd.  

The event begins at 1:30 p.m., April 19 and concludes before lunch on April 20 at the Holiday Inn in Denver. For more information or to register, contact John Duff at john@sorghumcheckoff.com or (806) 687-8727.