Student Poster Contest Winners from #CUTC16

Kelly Marshall

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 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 colored …

Award, Contest, CUTC

Biocognito’s Danielson Discusses Emerging Biomaterials

Joanna Schroeder

All things “bio” are becoming a hot topic as companies continue to move toward more sustainable business practices and products. Renewable feedstocks, such as corn, are a headliner in this movement as we learn from Biocognito’s Nathan Danielson during the Corn Utilization Technology Conference (#CUTC16). The company is a small consulting firm that counsels businesses working to bring new technologies …

Agribusiness, Audio, biobased, CUTC

#CUTC16– Sustainability Should be Expected

Kelly Marshall

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 …

Agribusiness, CUTC, Sustainability

Got Corn? Make Momomers Says DuPont at #CUTC16

Joanna Schroeder

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 …

Audio, biobased, Corn, CUTC, Dupont

New Oil Recovery Technology Featured at #CUTC16

Joanna Schroeder

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 …

Audio, Biodiesel, Biofuels, Corn, CUTC, Ethanol

#CUTC16 Addresses the Value in Big Data

Kelly Marshall

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 …

Agribusiness, CUTC, data

The Buzz About Sustainability at #CUTC16

Kelly Marshall

Fred Yoder is an Ohio corn farmer who believes sustainability is more than a buzz word. At the Corn Utilization and Technology Conference Yoder told AgWired 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 …

Agribusiness, Climate Change, Conservation, CUTC, Sustainability

#CUTC16 Addresses Future of Wet Milling Technologies

Kelly Marshall

The Corn Utilization Technology Conference is covering a wide variety of topics, including new technologies from the wet milling process of corn.  Members of a panel discussion met with Chuck to let him in on just what they were hoping listeners gained from their presentation. Brent Shanks, a Ph.D. with Iowa State University covered the conversion of biomes and bio-based carbon …

Agribusiness, Biofuels, biomass, Corn, CUTC

Preview of the #CUTC16

Chuck Zimmerman

Attendance at the 2016 Corn Utilization Technology Conference is higher than two years ago. The Chair of the committee for this year’s conference is Gene Fox, Cargill. I talked with him about the program this year. Gene has worked with his committee to find sessions and speakers to fulfill the needs of corn growers, companies like Cargill and large food …

Ag Group, Audio, Corn, CUTC, Research

The #CUTC16 Gets Off On a Positive Note

Chuck Zimmerman

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. The conference is held every other year so twenty years of corn technology has been discussed in sessions …

Ag Group, Audio, Corn, CUTC, Technology