Three Rivers Energy readies for switch to Enogen corn in Ohio

July 14, 2014 |

In Minnesota, Three Rivers Energy hosted a ribbon cutting event and open house to mark the one-year anniversary of resuming production at its Coshocton, Ohio, ethanol plant. Local and national officials were on hand to discuss the importance of home-grown biofuels to U.S. energy independence and the role of the Coshocton facility in contributing to local economic development.

Last year, Syngenta announced a commercial agreement with Three Rivers Energy to use grain featuring Enogen trait technology following the 2014 corn harvest, enabling the plant to purchase alpha amylase enzyme in the form of high quality grain directly from local farmers, increase ethanol yield and throughput, and decrease costs associated with natural gas, electricity, water and chemical usage.

Three Rivers Energy is currently recruiting growers to produce Enogen corn. Growers under contract will deliver their Enogen grain to the ethanol plant and will be paid an average premium of 40 cents per bushel.

According to Growth Energy, in 2013 ethanol production contributed more than $44 billion to the Gross Domestic Product and generated more than $4.5 billion in federal tax revenues. And, last year alone, the ethanol industry created and supported nearly 400,000 new jobs across the country.

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