Brazil is the leading producer of biofuel made from sugarcane. Bioethanol production is a major factor in the development of the South American economy and is set for further growth. However, decision-makers want to avoid using more cropland to grow sugarcane. Researchers at Bayer CropScience have developed a technology that increases the sugar yield of the individual plants, which in turn also increases their energy yield. In collaboration with leading Brazilian sugarcane specialists, the Bayer experts now want to use the technology on commercial varieties. These could soon be available on the market in Brazil and propel biofuel to even greater success. In this way, sufficient cropland remains available for food production.
Read on here to see how the innovative technology works: