Corn Utilization Conference to Feature Ethanol Issues

Cindy Zimmerman

cutcIndirect land use change and DDGs quality are just two of the ethanol-related topics that will be featured at the 2010 Corn Utilization and Technology Conference scheduled for June 7-9 in Atlanta.

Geoff Cooper with the Renewable Fuels Association is chair of the “Maximizing DDG Quality” technical session. “We are coming off of a very late, wet harvest that presented a variety of quality challenges,” said Cooper. “It is important that both producers and processors of the grain recognize the unique quality challenges that they face and take appropriate steps to maintain and maximize quality throughout the process.”

The plenary session “Land Use Conundrum…Corn, an Advanced Biofuel?” will focus on the role land use criteria played in the decision that corn does not currently meet the qualifications of an advanced biofuel, the session will include both presentations and a panel discussion. The session will also explore how the United States will meet its greenhouse gas reduction mandates given that corn is currently the only significant source of ethanol in today’s marketplace.

CUTC is designed for anyone seeking to learn the latest developments in technologies related to corn. Registration information is available on-line.

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