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An information search on commercial field production cost of planting sweet sorghum for ethanol indicates that our above cost estimate of $178.01 per acre is comparable to other cost estimates which are in the range of ~$150 per acre.
The continued production goal of Homeland Agricultural Fuels at the Bartow Ethanol facility (a nameplate capacity of 5.4 million gallons per year) is to produce ~600 gallons of ethanol per acre from sorghum (in line with what is currently achieved in Brazil using sugarcane).