Pioneer Joins Iowa Corn Indy

Cindy Zimmerman

Iowa Corn IndyPioneer Hi-Bred has teamed up with the Iowa Corn Promotion Board and Corn Growers Association to sponsor the Iowa Corn Indy 250 in 2008 and 2009.

Pioneer“We are excited about the opportunity to help showcase the advances being made in biofuels and the role they can play in the effort to reduce our nation’s reliance on petroleum,” said Paul Schickler, Pioneer president and DuPont vice president and general manager.

The Pioneer commitment is one part of a three-part strategy by DuPont to deliver new technologies to the growing biofuels market while continuing to meet growing demand for grain corn, soybeans and other crops. The strategy includes: improving the yield of grain ethanol production through the research and technology expertise of Pioneer; developing technologies to convert cellulosic feedstocks into biofuels; and discovering new technologies to make improved biofuels with enhanced fuel properties such as biobutanol.

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