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Evogene advances against Western corn rootworm

Evogene advances against Western corn rootworm

June 26, 2017 |

In Israel, Evogene has advanced a gene displaying insecticidal activity against Western corn rootworm into Phase-I  focusing on validation in target crops, following positive laboratory assay results. Additionally, the company announced for the first time the identification of a set of genes displaying initial toxic activity against southern green stinkbug, a major pest in soybean […]

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Corn for food socially profitable, not biofuels, says new study

Corn for food socially profitable, not biofuels, says new study

June 26, 2017 |

In Illinois, a study from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign published in Earth’s Future found a net “social and economic worth of food corn production” in the U.S. of $1,492 per hectare, compared with “a remarkable $10 per hectare loss for biofuel corn production”.  Lead researcher Professor Kumar wrote that “The critical zone is the […]

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University of Illinois researchers says economics favor corn for food over ethanol

University of Illinois researchers says economics favor corn for food over ethanol

June 20, 2017 |

In Illinois, researchers at the University of Illinois have quantified and compared these issues in terms of economics of the entire production system to determine if the benefits of biofuel corn outweigh the costs. Civil and environmental engineering professor Praveen Kumar and graduate student Meredith Richardson published their findings in the journal Earth’s Future. As […]

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Cornell researchers combine hydrothermal liquefaction with anaerobic digestion

Cornell researchers combine hydrothermal liquefaction with anaerobic digestion

June 13, 2017 |

In New York state, researchers at Cornell are combining hydrothermal liquefaction with anaerobic digestion in order to boost the energy production while reducing the processing time for treating food waste. The FAO estimates 1.3 billion tons of food is wasted or lost every year. The hydrothermal liquefaction produces a biocrude in just a few minutes […]

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NCGA launches $150K “Next Big Thing for Corn” Innovation Challenge in Sustainable Chemicals

NCGA launches $150K “Next Big Thing for Corn” Innovation Challenge in Sustainable Chemicals

June 11, 2017 |

In Missouri, the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA), along with innovation facilitator NineSigma, today announced the launch of a global competition to identify new and innovative uses for field corn as a renewable feedstock for making sustainable chemicals with significant market demand. Up to six winning proposals will be selected and winners will each receive […]

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China New Energy scores $16.8 million in new EPC contracts for Chinese corn ethanol plants

China New Energy scores $16.8 million in new EPC contracts for Chinese corn ethanol plants

May 31, 2017 |

In the UK, China New Energy has been awarded $16.8 million worth of new EPC contracts to build seven corn-based ethanol plants in northern and western China that will add additional production capacity of 529,000 metric tons per year, all of which should be commissioned next year. The company already announced projects for COFCO and […]

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IGC sees US and Chinese corn ethanol bringing down global grain stocks to three-year lows

IGC sees US and Chinese corn ethanol bringing down global grain stocks to three-year lows

May 25, 2017 |

In the UK, the International Grains Council expects increased demand for ethanol in China and the US to wear down grains stocks to three year lows at 479 million metric tons by the end of this season, 12 million tons lower than its previous estimate. The IGC sees global corn stocks to fall below 200 […]

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Al-Corn expects $146 million expansion project to be ready three months early

Al-Corn expects $146 million expansion project to be ready three months early

May 15, 2017 |

In Minnesota, Al-Corn expects its $146 million expansion project to be ready three months early in April 2018. The expansion that began in mid-December will add 70 million gallons of production capacity including installation of ethanol holding tanks, a dryer, and a regenerative thermal oxidizer on top of Dried Distiller’s Grain silos and hammermill structure. […]

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North Carolina university students use corn chip oil for biofuel production

North Carolina university students use corn chip oil for biofuel production

May 9, 2017 |

In North Carolina, what has 18 wheels and runs on corn chips? Thanks to a food solution from two Appalachian State University students, a chip producer’s transportation fleet well could. Senior chemistry major and sustainable business minor Kelsey Simon and senior management major and nutrition and sustainable business minor Ali Moxley placed second in the […]

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Why Sustainable Chemicals? The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Capricorn Venture Partner’s Sustainable Chemistry Fund

Why Sustainable Chemicals? The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Capricorn Venture Partner’s Sustainable Chemistry Fund

May 9, 2017 |

Changing expectations, changing demographics in a fragile world. Those are just some of the drivers for sustainable chemistry. Performance or sustainability? Consumers demand both. Those drivers are behind a surge in sustainable chemical venture investing, and Capricorn Venture Partners has been a leader in raising and deploying capital as well as focusing strategic attention on […]

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