NEF - Energy Cane
Energy Cane (Saccharum sponteneum) is effectively sugar cane selected for a higher percentage of fibre than sugar. It is suitable for production in the southern regions of the US and all regions were sugar cane is grown. NEF are working with a wide range of cultivars across this diverse genus. There is a significant program of work with USDA in selecting suitable high biomass clones. It is best suited to the production of a wet feedstock, for conversion into ethanol.