A consortium around CAAS Institute of Tropical Bioscience and Biotechnology, CAS Guangzhou Institute of Energy Conversion, Yunnan Academy of Agricultural Sciences, South China University ofScience and Technology, South China Agricultural University and others has achieved “Brazilian standards” in sugarcane breeding and sugarcane-based ethanol production. Within the program, fermentation time was shortened to about 12 – 14 hrs, and alcohol content reached 7.8% ~ 8.3% (v/v).

China Industrial Biotechnology Network, Nov. 22, 2012