Syngenta, Growth Energy mark anniversary of ethanol awareness campaign

The Prime the Pump Fund has also benefited from this partnership as Syngenta has donated a dollar for every acre planted with Enogen corn to the fund. | File photo

June 19 marked the fourth year since Syngenta and Growth Energy came together with Iowa Speedway to bring awareness to E15 at the NASCAR XFINITY Series American Ethanol E15 250 presented by Enogen. 

Enogen corn enzyme technology from Syngenta features the first biotech corn output trait specifically for enhanced ethanol production. It is currently used in eight states for a total of 1.5 billion gallons.

“Ethanol is helping America reduce its dependence on foreign oil, lowering prices at the pump, improving the environment with lower emissions, and growing the economy with jobs that can’t be outsourced,” Jack Bernens, head of Enogen at Syngenta, said. “The American Ethanol E15 250 is an excellent opportunity to engage consumers and help increase awareness for the benefits of earth-friendly American ethanol. Syngenta is pleased to once again be working with Iowa Speedway, Growth Energy and the FFA to support the ethanol industry through our sponsorship of this signature event to tell ethanol’s story.”

The Prime the Pump Fund has also benefited from this partnership as Syngenta has donated a dollar for every acre planted with Enogen corn to the fund, which helps fuel retailers market higher ethanol blends like E15.

“American ethanol has become an important success story,” Kelly Manning, vice president of development at Growth Energy, said. “For our industry to enjoy sustainable success, however, there needs to be an increase in ethanol demand. Looking ahead, retail partnerships will be key to expanding the availability for higher ethanol blends.”

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