NCGA and state corn grower associations have partnered with the Hormel Institute on research pertaining to the environmental impacts of ethanol and human health, specifically carcinogens. The Hormel Institute, housed at the University of Minnesota, conducts research and provides education in biological sciences with applications in medicine and agriculture.
Alignment with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals:
- 3.9 By 2030, substantially reduce the number of deaths and illnesses from hazardous chemicals and air, water and soil pollution contamination.
- 7.1 By 2030, ensure universal access to affordable, reliable, and modern energy services.
- 7.2 By 2030, increase substantially the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix.
- 9.5 Enhance scientific research, upgrade the technological capabilities of industrial sectors in all counties, in particular developing countries, including, by 2030, encouraging innovation and substantially increasing the number of research and development workers per 1 million people and public and private research and development spending.