Bioenergy en Catching up with an expanding technology <div class="node-body blog-body">A specialized corn that makes producing ethanol easier is gaining traction in the market, but the process takes time and requires plenty of research.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Biotech Traits Ethanol Corn Farm Industry News Blog Wed, 27 Jan 2016 11:50:00 +0000 81761 at <p>Processors know they&#39;re getting Enogen corn because it is color coded - in the kernel. That provides processors with peace of mind when taking delivery.</p> Digging into the science of cellulosic ethanol <div class="node-body article-body">DuPont has opened the largest cellulosic ethanol plant in the country near Nevada, Iowa. Here's a look at the event, the issues surrounding ethanol, and details about the process and the innovations DuPont is bringing to renewable energy.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Biofuel DuPont Thu, 05 Nov 2015 12:13:00 +0000 80851 at <p>DuPont&#39;s new cellulosic ethanol facility officially opened, but will ramp up production into 2016. This is the first plant of its kind in the country - not the first cellulosic ethanol plant - but this one uses proprietary processes the company developed.</p> Walmart’s Sustainability scorecard: How do you measure up? <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Last week Robert Kaplan, director of sustainability for Walmart, announced he was moving on after four years of promoting sustainability at the world&rsquo;s largest retailer. In his farewell letter, Kaplan outlined some of the achievements Walmart made during that time. Among them:</p> <p>-Eliminated nearly 20 million metric tons of greenhouse gas;</p> <p>-Collaborated with Target, one of its biggest competitors, to bring more sustainable personal care and beauty products to the shelf; and,</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Energy Sustainable Agriculture Water Management Farm Industry News Blog Tue, 16 Jun 2015 14:59:00 +0000 79271 at <p>Caption: Former CNN correspondent Frank Sesno (left) interviews Robert Kaplan, Walmart&rsquo;s director of sustainability (middle), and Rick Tolman (right), National Corn Growers Association, on the topic of sustainability at the Bayer CropScience&rsquo;s 8th Annual Ag Issues Forum.<br /> Photo Credit: Jodie Wehrspann</p> Dual-fuel engine saver <div class="node-body article-body">Kit allows for propane displacement in diesel engines to save on fuel.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bioenergy Fuel Fri, 02 Jan 2015 19:29:00 +0000 75161 at <p> <style type="text/css"> <!-- /* Font Definitions */ @font-face {font-family:"Cambria Math"; 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