China Approves Imports of Biotech Corn

Cindy Zimmerman

Syngenta announced today that it has received approval for the Agrisure Viptera® trait (event MIR162) from China’s regulatory authorities, formally granting import approval. The approval covers corn grain and processing byproducts, such as dried distillers grains (DDGs), for food and feed use. The Agrisure Viptera® trait is a key component of Syngenta’s insect control solutions, offering growers protection against the …

corn, Distillers Grains, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Exports, Syngenta

Introducing Cellulosic Technology Cellerate

Joanna Schroeder

During the cellulosic ethanol celebration event at Quad County Corn Processors ethanol plant in Galva, Iowa yesterday, Syngenta unveiled the new brand for the cellulosic ethanol technology: Cellerate™. Enhanced by Enogen® corn enzyme technology, Cellerate is a collaboration between Syngenta and Cellulosic Ethanol Technologies, LLC. Cellerate is unique in that it is designed to increase an ethanol plant’s production by …

Cellulosic, corn, Enogen, Ethanol, Syngenta

Enogen Corn Passes 300,000 Acres

Joanna Schroeder

In one year the acres planted in Enogen corn will expand from 100,000 acres in 2014 to more than 300,000 acres in 2015 and that means that ethanol production will be expanding too. To learn more about how Syngenta achieved this feat, I spoke with David Witherspoon, head of renewable fuels for Syngenta during Farm Progress. Not only are ethanol …

Audio, biofuels, Cellulosic, corn, Enogen, Ethanol, Syngenta

Increasing Ethanol Plant Throughput

Cindy Zimmerman

Syngenta’s Enogen corn trait technology is the first genetically modified output trait in corn specifically for the ethanol industry and in the past two years since it has been released the industry has seen increasing adoption. “We’re a new product that’s been adopted by 6-8 plants already,” said Paul Lopez with Syngenta who gave a break out session at the …

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DF Cast: Syngenta Helps Ethanol Infrastructure Efforts

John Davis

A company that is getting more ethanol out of corn is trying to get more infrastructure for higher blends of ethanol. Recently, Syngenta announced a new fund to help fuel retailers put in infrastructure to handle higher blends of ethanol from E15 to E85. The announcement was made at a NASCAR event, where fans have been able to witness just …

American Ethanol, Audio, corn, Domestic Fuel Cast, E15, E85, Enogen, Syngenta

Twin Cedars FFA Raises Money for Ethanol Infrastructure

Joanna Schroeder

Josh Lopez is a sophomore at Twin Cedars high school (Bussey, Iowa) and he is already an ethanol advocate. During the American Ethanol 200 presented by Enogen, Josh who is a member of FFA, along with several other FFA members from his high school, walked around Iowa Speedway talking to NASCAR fans about the benefits of ethanol. But they didn’t …

American Ethanol, Audio, corn, E15, Education, Enogen, Ethanol, NASCAR, Syngenta

QCCP-Syngenta Collaboration Produces Cellulosic Ethanol

Joanna Schroeder

Syngenta and Quad County Corn Processors (QCCP) are collaborating to produce cellulosic ethanol from corn kernels as well as to license the technology to other ethanol plants. The first-of-its-kind technology is known as Adding Cellulosic Ethanol and was developed by QCCP, who expects to produce one million gallons of cellulosic ethanol in 2014 and two million gallons in 2015. This …

American Ethanol, Audio, biofuels, Cellulosic, corn, Enogen, Ethanol, NASCAR, Racing, Syngenta

#51 Eric Jones Wins American Ethanol 200

Joanna Schroeder

Erik Jones driver of the No. 51 Toyota Tundra for Kyle Busch Motorsports held off Brad Keselowski Racing’s Ryan Blaney for the win of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series American Ethanol 200 sponsored by Enogen. Jones said during Victory Lane, “Glad we could get out and command the race and bring it home.” Jones led 131 of the 200 …

American Ethanol, biofuels, E15, Enogen, Ethanol, NASCAR, Racing, Syngenta

Syngenta Donates $108K for Flex Fuel Infrastructure

Joanna Schroeder

During the American Ethanol 200 presented by Enogen taking place at the Iowa Speedway today, Syngenta announced that they are donating $108,000 to the renewable fuels industry to make flex fuels more widely available. The funds will be used for flex fuel pump infrastructure to help bring more mid-level ethanol blends such as E15 and E30 along with E85 available …

American Ethanol, Audio, biofuels, Enogen, Ethanol, NASCAR, Syngenta

American Ethanol Weekend Preview

Joanna Schroeder

American Ethanol is racing into Newton, Iowa for an exciting weekend at the Iowa Speedway. It’s an ethanol-powered packed event for American Ethanol. This weekend features the American Ethanol 200 presented by Enogen on Friday July 11th and the Indy Corn Indy 300 presented by DeKalb on Saturday, July 12th. This year race fans can learn about the benefits of …

American Ethanol, Enogen, Ethanol, IA Corn Indy, Indy Racing, NASCAR, Racing, Syngenta