Workshop features Syngenta's ethanol industry innovations

Two new ethanol industry innovations from Syngenta were featured at the 31st annual International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo this week in Minneapolis.

On Tuesday, Quad County Corn Processors (QCP) CEO Delayne Johnson discussed Cellerate process technology as part of his presentation entitled, “Grabbing that Next Rung: Advanced Ethanol Production for Existing Starch Producers.”

On Wednesday, Syngenta Head of Enogen Stewardship Chris Cook discussed the Enogen Value Tracker, the company’s new stewardship innovation to simplify grain tracking.

Cellerate is a new technology that can be added to an existing ethanol plant to help them convert corn kernel fiber into cellulosic ethanol. The product helps plants increase production by up to 6 percent. Cellerate can help ethanol producers increase the protein content of dried distillers grains by as much as 40 percent and increase the total yield of distillers corn oil up to 1.6 pounds per bushel.

The Enogen Value Tracker – a naturally derived, non-GMO purple tracer trait – is being included in select bags of Enogen hybrids beginning this year.

“In seed bags featuring the Enogen Value Tracker, up to 5 percent of seeds will contain the purple tracer trait that will be expressed in the corn plant and through random kernels on the purple plant ear,” Cook said. He also said that adding that the grain produced from these purple and neighboring plants will be composed of both yellow and purple kernels to make visually tracking Enogen corn easier from harvest through storage and processing.

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