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Ceres has an extensive field trialing program to determine the best crops and varieties for likely production locations. We’re also developing agronomic practices and determining what grower economics will likely look like in this new industry.

Our high-biomass sorghum hybrids and high-yielding switchgrass cultivars are now available under our Blade Energy Crops brand. Other crops in our pipeline include: sweet sorghum, miscanthus and energycane.

Sorghum plant
 
  • Larger-scale production
  • Fewer inputs
 
  • Lower production cost
  • Sequester more CO2
  • Higher fuel yield per acre
  • Positive fossil fuel ratio

Crop traits

Ceres is developing a diverse portfolio of products and traits to maximize the potential of energy crops, with a special focus on making marginal acres more productive.  Ultimately, local farm and market economics will determine the best mix of crops and products for each region.

Crop Traits

Energycane

Miscanthus

Sorghum

Switchgrass

Efficient  photosynthesis

Long canopy duration  

Nutrients recycled to roots

 

 

Low crop inputs

 

Low fossil fuel inputs

 

 

Adapted to marginal land

 

Minimal pests/plant diseases  

 

 

Non-invasive or sterile

Easily removed  

Winter standing  

 

High water-use efficiency  

Planted by seed  

 

 

Harvest first year  

 

 

 

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