Energycane Varieties

Collins Kimbeng, Attaway, Denise  |  2/12/2014 2:28:10 AM

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Several energycane varieties are being studied for various characteristics, including cold tolerance, biomass yield and composition. Test plots of different varieties have been planted at various locations in north and south Louisiana. Information on these varieties is provided below.

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Miscanthus is a tall perennial grass that grows unusually well in cooler climates. It has been used as an energy crop across Europe for two decades.

Energycane varieties in north Louisiana

HoCP 04-838 is an energycane variety derived from a cross between HoCP 85-845 as the female parent and LCP 85-384 as the male parent (Anonymous 2011). The variety was released in 2011.

Read more about Ho 04-838 by clicking here.

Ho 02-113 is a high-fiber-content and low-sucrose-content sugarcane variety that can be
used as a feedstock for the production of biofuels. The female parent of Ho 02-113 is SES 234 (Saccharum spontaneum), and the male parent is LCP 85-384, a commercial sugarcane variety.

Read more about Ho 02-113 by clicking here.

Energycane varieties in south Louisiana

Ho 02-113 is a high-fiber-content and low-sucrose-content sugarcane variety that can be
used as a feedstock for the production of biofuels. The female parent of Ho 02-113 is SES 234 (Saccharum spontaneum), and the male parent is LCP 85-384, a commercial sugarcane variety.

Read more about Ho 02-113 by clicking here.


HoCP 91-552 is a sugarcane variety that excels in the yield of both soluble (sugar) and insoluble (fiber) solids. It is resistant to brown rust, smut, leaf scald and mosaic diseases. It is moderately resistant to the sugarcane borer. It was released as a high-fiber sugarcane variety for the biofuels industry.

Read more about HoCP 91-552 by clicking here.


Ho 72-114 and Ho 01-007 are two other varieties being researched.

Related links:

The Sun Grant Initiative: The Sun Grant Initiative is a national network of land-grant universities and federally funded laboratories working together to further establish a biobased economy.

Regional Feedstock Partnership -- Energycane Highlights. The Sun Grant Initiative.

Potential of Diazorphic, Endophytic Bacteria Associated with Sugarcane for Energycane Production. Presentation by USDA-ARS agents Michael P. Grisham, Anna L. Hale and Paul M. White related to their work with LSU AgCenter agents in developing new commercial energycane varieties.



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