.@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

American Ethanol E15 250 NASCAR Race Preview

Joanna Schroeder

The American Ethanol E15 250 presented by Enogen is set to hit the track this weekend at Iowa Speedway in Newton. The race, where all drivers compete using E15, a 15 percent ethanol blend, leaves the starting line on Sunday, June 19 at 12:30 pm CT. The NASCAR XFINITY Series race is part of Wide Opening Weekend at the speedway …

American Ethanol, Audio, corn, Enogen, Ethanol, NASCAR, Syngenta, technology

#Classic16 Panel on #Ethanol Future

Cindy Zimmerman

The future of fuel was the topic of an educational session hosted by Syngenta at the recent Commodity Classic in New Orleans. The event brought together leaders representing industry, ethanol producer and agricultural perspectives to discuss opportunities to grow demand for American ethanol in the wake of the EPA’s 2015 ruling on the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). Growth Energy vice …

advance biofuels, Cellulosic, Commodity Classic, Enogen, Ethanol, Growth Energy, Syngenta

Enogen Use Up as Syngenta Announces Sale

Cindy Zimmerman

Syngenta made headlines this week with news that ChemChina, a Chinese state-owned company, has offered to acquire the company with the cash purchase of all Syngenta shares. The $43 billion deal must still be approved by two-thirds of Syngenta shareholders and receive regulatory approval. During a call with reporters, Syngenta Chief Operating Officer Davor Piskof said the offer will allow …

Agribusiness, corn, Enogen, Syngenta

Ethanol Production with Enogen Tops 1B Gallons

Joanna Schroeder

There are now 16 ethanol plants using Enogen corn according to Syngenta. When combined, the plants have a production capacity of more than 1 billion gallons of ethanol per year. In addition, Syngenta says there are also in talks with a number of other plants to begin using the only biotech corn designed specifically to improve ethanol production. Last year, …

corn, Enogen, Ethanol, Renewable Energy, Syngenta

Enogen Corn for Ethanol Growers to Get Rebates

John Davis

Growers of Syngenta‘s Enogen corn, especially designed for ethanol production, will get rebates on some of their agricultural equipment. Chief Agri/Industrial Division will provide Enogen corn growers rebates on grain bins and other equipment. A growing demand for high ethanol-yielding grain is creating the potential for corn growers to increase their income per acre. Earlier this year, Syngenta introduced the …

Agribusiness, corn, Enogen, Syngenta

FFA Helps ‘Prime the Pump’ for Ethanol & Students

John Davis

Maker of Enogen corn, Syngenta, recently announced it had raised money for ethanol infrastructure through the “Prime the Pump” campaign, an industry initiative to help early retail adopters of high-level ethanol blends through grants to reduce their initial investment in infrastructure. By donating a dollar for every acre of corn planted with the Enogen variety, Syngenta will put approximately $600,000 …

Ag group, Audio, corn, Enogen, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Syngenta

Enogen, Tech Boost Ethanol, Corn Producers’ Profits

John Davis

Combining its own patented process for converting the corn kernel fiber into cellulosic ethanol with Syngenta’s Enogen corn, specially bred for ethanol production, Quad County Corn Processors (QCCP) is boosting its bottom line, as well as the profits for local growers. During an interview at the American Ethanol 200 in Iowa, CEO Delayne Johnson explained they use the alpha amylase …

Agribusiness, Audio, corn, Enogen, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Racing, Syngenta, technology

Enogen ‘Primes the Pump’ for Ethanol Infrastructure

John Davis

Syngenta’s Enogen seed corn, specially bred just for ethanol production, is “priming the pump” for infrastructure to keep the green fuel flowing. Previously, Syngenta announced a major donation to the Prime the Pump fund, an industry initiative to help early retail adopters of high-level ethanol blends through grants to reduce their initial investment in infrastructure. During an interview with Chuck …

Agribusiness, Audio, Enogen, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Syngenta

Soules Supports Ethanol & Ag at American Ethanol 200

John Davis

He’s been a guy handing out roses to the ladies on “The Bachelor” and wowing everyone with his fancy footwork on “Dancing with the Stars.” Now, Chris Soules says he just a “normal famous guy” back home in Iowa supporting agriculture and getting back to what he loves: farming. He recently served as the grand marshal for the American Ethanol …

Agribusiness, Audio, Enogen, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Syngenta