Agvocates For Agriculture

In Audio, CUTC by Chuck

The Corn Utilization and Technology Conference concluded with a final general session that was opened by Rick Tolman, CEO, National Corn Growers Association. I met with Rick to talk with him about his message of agvocating. That of course is advocating for agriculture. Rick says we have such a great story to tell that he calls us “agriculture’s strategic national …

Perspective From China At CUTC

In Audio, CUTC, International by Chuck

The Corn Utilization and Technology Conference has international participants. We have quite a few from China. I had an opportunity to speak with Li Bin, CEO, Xin Jiang Tianda Biotechnology Co., Ltd., pictured here with Linyi Li, Novozymes China, my interpreter. Thank you Linyi! I asked him what stimulated his interest in participating. He says that corn utilization in China …

CUTC Promotes Development of New Uses For Corn

In Audio, CUTC by Chuck

It looks like we have nearly 300 people attending the 2010 Corn Utilization and Technology Conference. I sat down with NCGA President and South Dakota corn farmer, Darrin Ihnen, this morning and we talked about the need for this kind of conference. Darrin says CUTC brings out ideas that are still in the development stage while helping the industry come …

CUTC Poster Session

In CUTC by Chuck

The Corn Utilization and Technology Conference is in full swing. Earlier today participants were out on the golf course for the CUTC Golf Tournament. I’ll try to get results to post here tomorrow. After our opening general session it was time to view the posters on display and visit with our exhibitors. Like most conferences, CUTC not only provides great …

Spark A New Green Revolution With Ag Research

In Audio, CUTC, Research by Chuck

I previewed the keynote address to open the Corn Utilization and Technology Conference earlier today. Now here’s the full comments from Dr. Gale Buchanan, former USDA Chief Scientist and Under Secretary for Research, Education and Economics. Dr. Buchanan was introduced by NCGA President, Darrin Ihnen, and I’m also posting his welcome message. During the next couple days I’ll be doing …

Welcome To 2010 CUTC

In Audio, CUTC by Chuck

Hello from the Corn Utilization and Technology Conference in Atlanta, GA. I will be conducting interviews during the next several days to feature here for you in coming weeks. As I was registering I ran into our keynote speaker at this afternoon’s opening general session, Gale Buchanan, former USDA Chief Scientist and Under Secretary for Research, Education and Economics. Gale …

CUTC to Explore Economic Impact of Corn Technologies

In Audio, CUTC, Land Use by Cindy

The 2010 Corn Utilization and Technology Conference (CUTC), scheduled for June 7-9 in Atlanta, has more to offer than ever before. CUTC has been expanded to include new topics that will be of value to many audiences, such as life cycle analysis of new technologies, land use issues, aquifers, water quality and usage and greenhouse gas emissions. “The CUTC is …

The Era of Industrial Biotechnology

In Audio, CUTC by Chuck

During the recent Corn Utilization and Technology Conference some of the superstars in the industry made presentations during a session chaired by POET’s Vice President of R&D, Mark Stowers. Mark said that he hoped attendees took away a “broader concept.” His session was titled, “Dry Grind Evolution: How new technologies will continue to change the landscape for the dry grind …

E For Ethanol and Enzymes

In Audio, CUTC, Research by Chuck

The word “enzymes” was a key one at the CUTC this year and in fact, one whole session was devoted to it titled, “New developments and efficiencies in the world of enzymes.” One of the speakers on that program was Elizabeth Hood, Arkansas State University. I spoke to her about her presentation. She’s a plant biotechnologist with a small start …

Creating New Products From Ethanol

In Audio, CUTC, Ethanol, New Products by Chuck

For many people, ethanol seems like a new product, although it’s anything but. What is new is how researchers are finding new products that can be made from ethanol itself. At the recent CUTC, one of the presentations was “Reactive Distillations for Chemical Products from Ethanol” by Carl Lira, Michigan State University. I spoke with him about the work he’s …