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

ICM, Inc Names New VP of Technology

Cindy Zimmerman

ICM, Inc. has named Steve Hartig vice president of technology development. ICM, Inc. CEO Dave VanderGriend says Hartig brings 35 years of experience leading global businesses with much of his career spent working in biofuels, coatings, resins, biomedical materials and polymers. “We strive to build the best team in the industry … and we feel confident Steve will be a …

Ethanol, people, technology

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

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

Partnership Accelerates Cellulosic Ethanol

Cindy Zimmerman

At the National Ethanol Conference last week, the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) presented Quad County Corn Processors (QCCP) with the RFA 2015 Industry Award for the development of a process that led to the plant producing the very first gallons of cellulosic ethanol last year. Cellerate process technology is a collaborative effort between Syngenta and QCCP’s subsidiary company Cellulosic Ethanol …

Audio, Cellulosic, Ethanol, Ethanol News, National Ethanol Conference, Syngenta, technology

Solar Goes White

Joanna Schroeder

When people think of solar energy they think of red. Now people will start to think white. Neuchatel, Switzerland -based CSEM has produced what they believe to be the first white solar modules. According to company materials, the technology is attractive to the building industry where solar elements can blend into the building’s design and become a “hidden” renewable energy …

Electricity, International, Renewable Energy, Solar, technology

Arming for a Fact-Based Fight Over Ethanol

John Davis

It’s not always fact-based arguments proponents of ethanol are up against when battling Big Oil. But that’s why it’s all more important to make sure you have good facts on your side in the fight. Farmers who attended the recent Commodity Classic in San Antonio were able to sit in on a session titled, “Biofuels and the Renewable Fuels Standard, …

ACE, Agribusiness, Audio, corn, Ethanol, technology, Video

Greenbelt Resources: Why Small Is the New Big

Joanna Schroeder

On the surface it may seem like the technology for producing ethanol is pretty advanced. But when you talk with Darren Eng, CEO of Greenbelt Resources Corporation, they don’t believe today’s technology is near where it could be so they are continually striving for innovation. Unlike the traditional biofuel producers who look at producing 25 million plus gallons per year, …

advance biofuels, Cellulosic, Ethanol, technology

Louis Dreyfus Purchases ICM SMT Technology

Joanna Schroeder

Louis Dreyfus Commodities has signed a contract to purchase two Selective Milling Technologies (SMT) from ICM. The systems will be installed at Louis Dreyfus Commodities Grand Junction, LLC, located in Grand Junction, Iowa, and Elkhorn Valley Ethanol, LLC, located in Norfolk, Nebraska. According to ICM, SMT is a value-added technology that increases ethanol yield, reduces viscosity and increases oil recovery. …

biofuels, Ethanol, technology

Growing Use of Technology for Growers

Jamie Johansen

Commodity groups across the country also took interest in the happenings at the recent National Biodiesel Conference. Frank Legner, Legner Farms is a member of the Illinois Soybean Association and attended the conference to relay the update on biodiesel to growers in Illinois. He talks about how he uses precision agriculture on his farm where they grow 50/50 soybeans and …

Agribusiness, Audio, Biodiesel, Biodiesel Conference, corn, Farming, NBB, Soybeans, technology