#CUTC16 Honors Student Poster Contest Winners

In Audio, CUTC, Education by Cindy

Pavel Samat is a Ph.D student at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. At the recent Corn Utilization and Technology Conference Samat was a contestant in the Gary Lamie student poster contest for his work with purple corn. His research focuses on using this purple corn to extract a healthy, economic alternative to synthetic dyes. “Food and beverages currently are …

#Sustainability Should Be Expected – #CUTC16

In Audio, CUTC, Sustainability by Cindy

Rob Meyers recently attended a panel discussion on sustainability at the Corn Utilization and Technology Conference on behalf of his company, PepsiCo. His message: sustainability should be expected. Across the supply chain, he says, we’ve reached the point that once happened with food safety. Everyone came together, everyone worked to make food safer. Once again collaboration will be an important …

Making Momomers From #Corn

In Audio, CUTC, New Uses by Cindy

Got corn? Then you can make some amazing things. For example, attendees at the Corn Utilization and Technology Conference (CUTC16) that took place in St. Louis this week learned about making new momomers for corn? Say what? Let’s get some insight from biomaterial expert Michael Saltzberg who is the business director for DuPont Industrial Biosciences’ biomaterials business. Saltzberg spoke on …

New Oil Recovery Technology Featured at #CUTC16

In Audio, CUTC, Ethanol by Cindy

Many ethanol plants across the U.S. are getting more out of each kernel of corn by producing corn oil as a by-product of ethanol production. However, there is a new oil recovery technology emerging that was discussed by Scott Kohl with White Energy during his presentation on the Biorefining I panel at the Corn Utilization and Technology Conference (CUTC). The …

#Biobased in Focus at #CUTC16

In Audio, CUTC, New Uses by Cindy

Biobased was a hot topic at this year’s Corn Utilization Technology Conference (#CUTC16) and one person on hand who knows a lot about the emerging technologies in this space is Nathan Danielson with Biocognito. The company is a small consulting firm that counsels businesses working to bring new technologies to the biomaterials space. He said that many of his clients …

#CUTC16 Addresses the Value in Big Data

In Audio, CUTC, Data by Cindy

Jeremy Wilson works for Crop IMS and knows a thing or two about big data. In his presentation, Data Share and Share Alike at the Corn Utilization and Technology Conference, Wilson addresses the information recorded on a farm and who should be given access to it. On his own farm Wilson says they share all their information with someone, because …

#Sustainability Buzz at #CUTC16

In Audio, CUTC, Sustainability by Cindy

Fred Yoder is an Ohio corn farmer who believes sustainability is more than a buzz word. At the Corn Utilization and Technology Conference Yoder talked about his involvement with Climate Smart Agriculture, a term coined to describe just what it is growers will have to do to feed 9 billion people while working with what we’ve got. Working with the …

Getting Cellulosic #Ethanol Out of #Corn

In Audio, CUTC, Ethanol by Cindy

The combination of corn developed for ethanol production and new process technology is helping corn lead the way to affordable advanced biofuels. Miloud Araba, head of technical services for the Enogen group at Syngenta, spoke at the Corn Utilization and Technology Conference this week in St. Louis. Araba says that Enogen is working with Quad County Corn Processors to introduce …

#CUTC16 Addresses New Wet Milling Technologies

In Audio, CUTC, Research by Cindy

New technologies for wet milling were explored during the Corn Utilization Technology Conference this week in St. Louis. Chuck Zimmerman interviewed each of the panel members who gave an outline of their topic. Brent Shanks with Iowa State University covered the conversion of biomes and bio-based carbon into chemicals and materials and the paradigm of how to go after those …

Optimism Expressed at Open of 2016 CUTC

In agribusiness, Audio, CUTC, New Uses by Chuck

In light of a lot of negativism directed toward farming today the opening speakers for the 2016 Corn Utilization Technology Conference (CUTC) were very optimistic in their outlook. Welcoming us to the 10th CUTC was Chris Novak, CEO, National Corn Growers Association. New technologies have allowed corn farmers to produce so much corn that a surplus was created. That has …