New Processes Create Opportunities in Biochemical Industry

Carrie Muehling

Companies like Dedert Corporation are watching technologies they’ve used in the petrochemical industry for years now being applied to the biochemical industry in exciting ways. The company provides thermal systems to the starch and ethanol industry, with a focus on drying solids and concentrating liquids. “For us, the most interesting thing is seeing what’s happening with in particular the bio-based …

AgWired Precision, Audio, biobased, Corn, CUTC, Ethanol

Crops & Chemicals USA 18 Agenda Features Industry Experts

Cindy Zimmerman

The full agenda is now available for this year’s Crops & Chemicals USA meeting, July 23-25, at the Raleigh Convention Center in Raleigh, NC. The agenda for the meeting provides attendees with the critical science, technologies and contacts needed to accelerate the development and regulatory approval of biostimulant, biopesticide and agrochemical products. Included on the program this year are industry …

Agribusiness, AgWired Precision, BASF, Bayer, biobased, Biostimulants, Crop Protection, Events

DuPont Opens Industrial Biosciences Global Headquarters

Cindy Zimmerman

DuPont Industrial Biosciences officially opened the doors of its renovated global business headquarters last week in Wilmington, Delaware. “At this new facility, we have hundreds of people working toward a more sustainable future by innovating biobased solutions that are better, safer and more renewable. These technologies go into products that are used in everyday life,” said William Feehery, president of …

Agribusiness, AgWired Animal, AgWired Energy, AgWired Precision, biobased, Biofuels, Dupont

USDA’s BioPreferred Program Continues Growth

Carrie Muehling

USDA’s BioPreferred Program continues to grow as technology brings more and more new products to the market. “We’ve seen tremendous growth in our part of the supply chain. I’m here today exhibiting and sharing information and education and outreach about the BioPreferred Program,” said Kate Lewis, deputy program manager. Lewis exhibited at the Corn Utilization and Technology Conference in St. …

Audio, biobased, CUTC, USDA

Democrat Senators Offer Farm Bill Energy Package

Cindy Zimmerman

Senator Al Franken (D-MN), together with Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) have introduced the Agricultural Energy Programs Reauthorization Act of 2017, to reauthorize Title IX programs and funding through 2023. “Each and every day, our nation’s farmers have our backs,” said Sen. Franken, a member of the Senate Energy Committee. “I believe we need to have theirs as …

biobased, Biodiesel, Biofuels, biomass, Ethanol, Farm Bill, Government

NCGA Urging Innovators To Consider Corn

Lizzy Schultz

The National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) and innovation facilitator NineSigma recently announced the launch of The Consider Corn Challenge, a global competition to identify new and innovative uses for field corn as a renewable feedstock for making sustainable chemicals with significant market demand. Corn production in the United States has increased from 105.5 million metric tons in 1970 to 345.5 …

Ag Group, Audio, biobased, Contest, Corn, NCGA

Soy-Biobased Grassmaker Partners for Pets

Kelly Marshall

SYNLawn, a leader in soy-biobased artificial grass, has teamed up with the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) International to offer turf to pet shelters, a discount to homeowners with a rescue pet, and sponsor a military pet rescue. “We are pleased that our collaboration with the SPCA International allows us to donate premium synthetic grass in …

biobased, Soybean

USDA Report Shows Biobased is a Growing Industry

Kelly Marshall

The USDA has released a report showing the biobased products industry contributed $393 billion and 4.2 million jobs to the American economy in 2014.  That’s a growth of 220,000 jobs and $24 billion over 2013. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has found the biobased economy to be one of the four pillars that support the rural economy of the U.S. “When …

biobased, USDA

Biodegradable & Renewable Lubricants by BioBlend

Joanna Schroeder

One of the great aspects of the United Soybean Board’s Biobased Stakeholders Dialogue that took place at USDA’s headquarters in Washington, D.C. is showcasing the up-and-coming biobased technologies. One of the exhibitors at the event was BioBlend and to learn more about their products, Cindy Zimmerman spoke with Bill Smith. The company makes biodegradable and renewable lubricants. The company, founded …

Audio, biobased, Soybean, USB, USDA

#Biobased Success Stories

Joanna Schroeder

The biobased industry is taking off in leap and bounds and many companies already have great success stories. One such company is Cargill Industrial Specialties’ FR3 transformer fluid produced from soybeans. It was a featured technology during the United Soybean Board’s Biobased Stakeholders Dialogue that took place at USDA’s headquarters in Washington, D.C. Cargill gave a joint presentation with NASA …

Audio, biobased, Environment, Soybean, USB