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Ethanol in the Sorghum Belt. Greg Shelor Farmer from Minneola, Kansas President, Kansas Grain Sorghum Producers Association President, National Sorghum Producers. Sorghum and Ethanol— A Natural Fit. In Kansas more ethanol is made from grain sorghum than from corn. Why?

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Ethanol in the sorghum belt
Ethanol in theSorghum Belt

Greg Shelor

Farmer from Minneola, Kansas

President, Kansas Grain Sorghum Producers Association

President, National Sorghum Producers


Sorghum and ethanol a natural fit
Sorghum and Ethanol—A Natural Fit

  • In Kansas more ethanol is made from grain sorghum than from corn.

  • Why?

  • Economics. Sorghum price is often more competitive than corn.

  • Ethanol Yield—Sorghum and corn are interchangeable in the ethanol making process


Our 1 customer
Our #1 Customer—

  • Most of our grain sorghum crop is fed to cattle. 1/3 of grain used in ethanol production comes out as wet or dry distillers grains, a high nutrient cattle feed


Where is the sorghum belt
Where Is the Sorghum Belt?

  • The Sorghum Belt includes the top sorghum producing states:

    #1 Kansas— nearly 50% of U.S. sorghum was produced in Kansas in 2005

    #2 Texas

    #3 Nebraska

    #4 Oklahoma


Why the sorghum belt
Why the Sorghum Belt?

  • We are seeing good expansion of the ethanol industry in the sorghum belt.

  • Sorghum is grown in areas of livestock production

  • Livestock feeders use sorghum, but also value distillers grains, the coproduct of ethanol production


Why ethanol is important to sorghum growers
Why Ethanol Is Important to Sorghum Growers

  • Producers often struggle to get fair price for sorghum

  • Ethanol plants provide a strong market for sorghum, boosting price

  • In areas near ethanol plants, sorghum often is priced higher than sorghum in non-ethanol areas.


What ethanol means to my farm
What Ethanol Means to My Farm

  • In 2005, I marketed all of my sorghum production to a local hog farm for use in their feed ration.

  • At least three new ethanol plants are coming to southwest Kansas, creating new markets for sorghum.

  • Current SW Kansas ethanol production is 26 million gallons per year using 9 million bushels of grain.

  • The three new plants will increase production to about 300 million gallons per year using 107 million bushels of grain.


In my backyard
In My Backyard

  • Liberal 110 mgy Ethanol Plant—61 miles from my farm

  • Proposed Dodge City 110 mgy ethanol plant—21 miles from my farm

  • Garden City 55 mgy Ethanol Plant inconstruction—73 miles from my farm

  • Pratt 50 mgy Ethanol Plant inconstruction—70 miles from my farm

  • Soon approximately 325 million gallons of ethanol may be produced within 75 miles of my farm

  • Sorghum prices in areas with ethanol production are significantly higher than areas without ethanol production.


More than 85% of Kansas sorghum production is in a county within 50 miles of either an existing or proposed ethanol plant.


Texas oklahoma new mexico
Texas, Oklahoma & New Mexico within 50 miles of either an existing or proposed ethanol plant.


Sorghum bushels grown within 50 miles of a plant
Sorghum Bushels grown within 50 miles of a Plant within 50 miles of either an existing or proposed ethanol plant.

Kansas Location Bushels

Garden City 43 million bu.

Garnett 8 million bu.

Russell 50 million bu.

Campus 30 million bu

Atchison 3 million bu.

Leoti 29 million bu.

Phillipsburg 43 million bu.

Colwich 39 million bu.

Liberal 38 million bu.

Pratt* 30 million bu.

Lyons* 54 million bu.

Sorghum Belt

All Ethanol Plants 239 million bushels


Sorghum it s not just grain
Sorghum—It’s not just grain within 50 miles of either an existing or proposed ethanol plant.

  • Sorghum fits into all three schemes for production of biofuels: grain, sugar-based, and biomass feed stocks.

  • Grain sorghum is routinely used as a grain feedstock in the U.S.

  • Sweet sorghum is used widely as a sugar feedstock in India and China for ethanol production

  • Sorghum Silage provides high tonnage biomass and presents a great opportunity for cellolosic ethanol production


Sweet sorghum
Sweet Sorghum within 50 miles of either an existing or proposed ethanol plant.

  • Most Americans know of sweet sorghum used to make syrup or molasses.

  • India and China produce ethanol from sweet sorghum.

  • DOE is supporting asweet sorghum pilot study in Florida to explore the potential of sweet sorghums as a feedstock for ethanol production

  • Research data from India indicates production of ethanol from sugarcane and sweet sorghums are very similar.


Forage sorghum
Forage Sorghum within 50 miles of either an existing or proposed ethanol plant.

  • Forage sorghums can play a significant role in cellulosic and lignocellulosic ethanol production

  • Forage sorghum can provide high tonnage biomass for cellulosic ethanol production

  • Abengoa BioEnergy is proposing a cellulosicethanol pilot plant in Kansas


Sorghum market segments
Sorghum Market Segments within 50 miles of either an existing or proposed ethanol plant.

  • Exports: 45%

  • Domestic Livestock Feed: 36%

  • Ethanol Production: 15%

  • Industrial Uses: 3%

  • Food Uses: 1%

    Sorghum’s newest market is the rapidly expanding ethanol industry—we’ve seen a 57 percent increase in that market over the last 2 years.


Questions on sorghum and ethanol
Questions on Sorghum and Ethanol? within 50 miles of either an existing or proposed ethanol plant.

Visit our KGSPA and NSP websites:

KGSPA and Kansas Ethanol Information websites:

www.ksgrains.com

National Sorghum Producers website:

www.sorghumgrowers.com


Thank you
Thank You! within 50 miles of either an existing or proposed ethanol plant.

Greg Shelor

11421 Yucca Road

Minneola, KS 67865

E-mail: [email protected]


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