Cellerate + Enogen = More Ethanol Production

Joanna Schroeder

According to Syngenta, the combination of Cellerate process technology with Enogen can increase ethanol production by 20 percent. The 18 day trial was conducted at the Quad County Corn Processors (QCCP) plant. Since going online, the ethanol plant has produced more than 3 million gallons of cellulosic ethanol via the Cellerate process. The resulting ethanol is sold as a D3 …

advance biofuels, Cellulosic, corn, Ethanol, Syngenta

#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

Midwest Renewable Energy to use Enogen® corn

Cindy Zimmerman

Syngenta has signed an agreement with Midwest Renewable Energy to begin using Enogen® corn enzyme technology at its Sutherland, Nebraska ethanol production facility beginning with the 2016 planting season. “The agreement with MRE will enable them to source alpha amylase enzyme directly from local growers and keep enzyme dollars in the local community,” said Chris Tingle, head of marketing for …

corn, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Syngenta, technology

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

Syngenta, Quad County Join Biofuels Biz Council

John Davis

Ag company Syngenta and ethanol producer Quad County Corn Processors have joined the Advanced Biofuels Business Council, formerly known as the Advanced Ethanol Council. The group’s mission is to help its members speak with one voice to put the advanced bio-refining industry in the best position to succeed. Syngenta and Quad County Corn Processors (QCCP) are engaged in a collaboration …

advance biofuels, Cellulosic, Ethanol, Ethanol News, 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

Prime the Pump Funds Ethanol Infrastructure

Cindy Zimmerman

The chairman of the Prime the Pump fund says getting more fuel infrastructure in the marketplace is vital to getting higher level ethanol blends to consumers. “It’s kind of like the chicken and the egg,” says Ray Defenbaugh of Big River Resources in West Burlington, Iowa. “The autos hold off because of the pumps, pumps hold off because of the …

Audio, corn, Ethanol, Ethanol News, NASCAR, Retailers, 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 …

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