Indian Institute of Millets Research, India
Dr. CV Ratnavathi has completed her M.Sc and M. Phil in Biochemistry from University of Hyderabad and joined Agricultural Research Service at the age of 23 years. She obtained Ph.D from Osmania University and now she is the principal scientist in Biochemistry. She has published more than 30 papers in reputed journals and has been serving as an expert member of reviewing projects funded by Ministry of new and Renewable energy, New Delhi, India.She is a reviewer of many international journals. She has completed two projects on bioethanol from sweet sorghum funded by world bank and ICAR and tested the feasibility of ethanol production in a distillery.
Sweet sorghum (Sorghum bicolour [L.]Moench) is the widely accepted second generation feedstock for biofuel crop in which the stem reserves the fermentable sugars. In this study selectivity of the best juice yielding genotypes (8) of the sweet sorghum (Urja, Keller, Wray, and BJ 248 varieties are exotic and SSV 74, SSV 84, CSH 22SS and CSV19SS) and selectivity of the efficient ethanol producing organisms were carried out. Three years from 2012 to 2014 crop data along the three seasons grown in randomized block design were compared for the study.