Florida Grown Energy Crops -- Our Ticket For Reducing Foreign Energy Dependence
What if the next big oil field wasn't in the Middle East or Venezuela -- but a sweet sorghum, sweet potato or soybean field right here in Florida?

As a member of the Tampa Bay Ethanol Consortium, the Common Purpose Institute is working with ethanol companies, farmers, seed companies, universities, and landowners in research and commercial demonstration of Florida "Home Grown" energy crops.


Sweet sorghum ~1 month after planting in central Florida.

Sweet sorghum ~2 months after planting in central Florida.

Sweet sorghum ~2 months after planting in central Florida.

Diameter of sweet sorghum stalks at ~2.5 months after planting.

~9 foot high sweet sorghum at ~2.5 months after planting.

Mature Heads of Sweet Sorghum at ~90 days.

Harvesting Sorghum with Billet Harvester.

Approximately 8 inch Billets from Harvester.

Juice from Sorghum Billets Processed through Screwpress.