Developing an innovative technology of second generation bioethanol production from biomass of sorghum and miscanthus

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BBIA Ambassador Iris Anderson will be speaking about the bioeconomy as a whole and the situation in the UK regarding energy crops and how they are used at this event hosted by the Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology of the University of Life Sciences in Poznan, Poland.

The event is part of the SORMISOL project, which aims to develop production technology of second generation bio-ethanol from plant biomass sorghum and miscanthus.

Implementation of the project covers the following tasks:

  • Determination of technological parameters, selection of species and obtaining new strains of microorganisms for the alcoholic fermentation of biomass sorghum and miscanthus.
  • Increasing the potential plonotwórczego and assessment of biochemical parameters of Miscanthus as a raw material for bioethanol production.
  • Modification of sorghum plants to increase the efficiency of bioethanol production.
  • Development and characterization of the genetic structure for increasing the sucrose content and modify the composition of the cell wall of sorghum and miscanthus.

Partners in the project are:

  • University of Life Sciences, Poznan;
  • Department of Biotechnology and Food Microbiology;
  • Institute of Natural Fibres and Medicinal Plants, Poznan;
  • Institute of Plant Genetics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poznan;
  • Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry, Poznan

For more information, contact David Newman, Managing Director of BBIA, at

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