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

Iowa RFA President at American Ethanol 200

Cindy Zimmerman

Iowa Renewable Fuels Association president Brian Cahill of Southwest Iowa Renewable Energy was at the NASCAR American Ethanol 200 presented by Enogen last Friday to support ethanol and this week he will be in Kansas City, Kansas to do the same. Iowa RFA members will be among those testifying at a public hearing on Thursday to explain what is wrong …

Audio, Enogen, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Iowa RFA, RFS, Syngenta

RFA Supports American Agri-Women

John Davis

The ethanol industry is supporting women in agriculture. The Renewable Fuels Association and Syngenta, maker of ethanol friendly Enogen corn, join a growing group of sponsors of the American Agri-Women Drive Across America. The nation’s largest coalition of farm, ranch and agri-business women, is celebrating 40 years of advocating for agriculture with its “Drive Across America.” AAW President Sue McCrum …

Ag group, Agribusiness, Enogen, Ethanol, Ethanol News, RFA, Syngenta

Winner of American Ethanol 200 Presented by Enogen

Chuck Zimmerman

The winner of the 2015 American Ethanol 200 presented by Enogen is Erik Jones. This is his fifth victory in 26 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races and first in 2015. The photo is Erik’s team along with the folks from Syngenta/Enogen. The winner’s circle is THE place to be! In my photo album I’ve got over 300 photos from …

Agribusiness, biofuels, corn, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Syngenta

Enogen Press Conference at Iowa Speedway

Chuck Zimmerman

Today 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. On the pane (l-r) are Chris Tingle, Syngenta; Ray Defenbaugh, Prime the Pump; Kelly Manning, Growth Energy; Delayne Johnson, Quad County Corn Processors and Chris Soule, Iowa …

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American Ethanol 200 Presented by Enogen

Chuck Zimmerman

It’s NASCAR race time with the American Ethanol 200 presented by Enogen. I’m on location at Iowa Speedway and the race is tonight. Right now we’re in a lull between practice sessions. I’m here courtesy of Syngenta Enogen and will be covering their events. One of this things is the effort Syngenta is doing with Iowa FFA members again this …

biofuels, Ethanol, Ethanol News, NASCAR, Racing, Syngenta

Iowa Gov, Lt Gov to Tour Cellulosic Ethanol PLant

John Davis

Quad County Corn Processors (QCCP) and Syngenta will host Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds for a tour of the cellulosic ethanol production facility in Galva, Iowa, Tuesday, April 21. The QCCP plant is the first commercial cellulosic ethanol production in the state. QCCP recently passed the 1 million gallon milestone for cellulosic ethanol production using Cellerate™ …

Cellulosic, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Syngenta