The American Ethanol 200 presented by Enogen took place on Friday, July 11, 2014 and ethanol had a big win. Syngenta donated $108,000 to Growth Energy as part of its $1 per acre program to help support ethanol infrastructure. Syngenta’s $1 per acre program is a three-year program where the company donates $1 for every acre of Enogen trait corn that is planted. Enogen was specially developed to improve ethanol production.
In addition, Quad County Corn Processors (QCCP)’ Delayne Johnson spoke about being the first ethanol plant in the world to produce cellulosic ethanol from a kernel of corn. The plant’s Adding Cellulosic Technology uses the Enogen corn trait (as does their first gen ethanol production) and Syngenta has stepped in to work with QCCP to license the technology to other plants around the world.
The speakers in the press conference included:
- David Withersoon, Syngenta
- Kelly Manning, Growth Energy
- Delayne Johnson, Quad County Corn Processors
- Monte Shaw, Iowa Renewable Fuels Association
Visit the 2014 American Ethanol 200 presented by Enogen photo album.
Syngenta Press Conference: Syngenta American Ethanol 200 press conference
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