E15 250 Winner and Enogen Hospitality Visitor

Chuck Zimmerman

The winner of Sunday’s American Ethanol E15 250 NASCAR Infity Race presented by Enogen is Sam Hornish, Jr. He’s pictured in the winner’s circle with his team and the Syngenta Enogen team. So congratulations to him and all the drivers who once again raced on an E15 blend of fuel. Prior to the race Syngenta Enogen hosted a large number …

Agribusiness, biofuels, E15, Ethanol, Ethanol News, NASCAR, Racing, Syngenta, Video

.@Syngenta Delivers Innovation to the #RFS

Joanna Schroeder

Cody Snyder, technical services manager for Enogen with Syngenta, expressed his concern to the EPA panel recently during the hearing on the proposed Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) rules for 2017-2018. He began by stressing that a cut in the proposed corn-ethanol volumes will have a negative effect on rural economies. He noted that Syngenta, one of the globe’s largest companies, …

Agribusiness, Audio, Cellulosic, Enogen, EPA, Ethanol, RFS, Syngenta

DuPont Develops Momomers From Biorefining Process

Joanna Schroeder

DuPont is adding value yet again to the biorefining process. The company is working with ADM on a collaboration to convert fructose to momomers to polymers that can be used in consumer products. Last week attendees at the Corn Utilization and Technology Conference (CUTC16) learned about this emerging technology from Michael Saltzberg who is the business director for DuPont Industrial …

Agribusiness, Audio, biochemicals, biomaterials, bioplastics, bioproducts, corn, CUTC

@FarmBureau Calls for Strengthening #RFS

Joanna Schroeder

The Renewable Fuel Standard (#RFS) must continue to operate as it was defined by Congress in 2007 said Randy Caviness during the EPA Hearing in Kansas City, Missouri last Thursday. Caviness serves as a member of the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) Issues Advisory Committee on Energy and biofuels, and thus the RFS, are huge priorities for the committee. He also …

Agribusiness, Audio, Biodiesel, biofuels, EPA, Ethanol, RFS

Duke Energy to Capture Methane from Swine Waste

Joanna Schroeder

Duke Energy has finalized a deal to purchase captured methane gas derived from swine waste. The project will take place at farms located in Kenansville, North Carolina and its the second waste-to-energy project of its kind for Duke Energy. The captured methane will be treated, injected into a pipeline system and then used to produce renewable electricity at two power …

Agribusiness, biogas, Electricity, Waste-to-Energy

PERC Promotes Farm Incentive Program

Joanna Schroeder

Several years ago, the Propane Research and Education Council (PERC) launched the Propane FEED Program for farmers. Today the program has evolved as is now called the Propane Farm Incentive Program and it’s taking off. To learn more about the program and how farmers can get involved, Chuck Zimmerman spoke with PERC’s Director of Agriculture Business Development Cinch Munson during …

Agribusiness, Alternative energy, Audio, Commodity Classic, Propane

NCGA Identifies Ethanol as Driver for Demand

Joanna Schroeder

The National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) held a press conference this week during 2016 Commodity Classic to discuss several key issues facing the corn industry and highlight the efforts currently in place to create solutions to the challenges that have been facing growers. NCGA Present Chip Bowling, a corn grower from Newburg, Maryland, said that the most important action the organization …

Agribusiness, Audio, Commodity Classic, corn, Ethanol, NCGA

#RFS is a Top Issue for Ag Equipment Makers

Cindy Zimmerman

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) hosted an Ag Executive Outlook panel during the opening day of the 2016 National Farm Machinery Show in Louisville this week and one of the top issues for the organization is maintaining the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). AEM’s Senior Vice President for Government Affairs Nick Yaksich says building demand is vital for the agriculture …

Agribusiness, Audio, Ethanol, Ethanol News, RFS