January 22, 2008
Tiger Ethanol International is placing its bets on sugar beet as the next-generation biofuel feedstock, after having penned a deal to cultivate the crop in southern China. Tiger's 90-percent-owned subsidiary Xinjiang Yajia Distillate Co. Ltd. recently signed a letter of intent to secure land in Hami, Xiamen, to grow sugar beet in the area. Tiger plans to use the sugar beet juice gathered from the crops to produce ethanol and refined sugar, and the remaining biomass to produce fertilizer. The ethanol producer said the move will generate "substantial income" from refined sugar, in addition to the ethanol outputs.
Source : Energy Current
Another choice of feedstocks that could well apply here in the U.S..