Sugar set for ‘energycane’ reinvention

11 Mar 2019

Gene-editing sugarcane for use in renewable energy and bio-plastics could help secure the industry’s future.

The University of Queensland’s Professor Robert Henry said sugarcane’s reinvention as an “energycane” crop could sustain the industry in the face of falling global demand for sugar.

“The industry must think beyond just producing sugar, to also producing electricity, biofuels for transportation and oils to replace traditional plastics,” he said.

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