At this year’s Bio World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology and AgTech in Des Moines, Iowa, the Consider Corn Challenge II winners will be announced. The National Corn Growers Association is also a sponsor of the event and will be participating in a number of sessions.
“This is a great opportunity to be engaged with researchers, end users and leaders in industrial biotech and tell corn’s positive story around sustainability, abundance, and affordability,” said Director of Market Development Sarah McKay. “Announcing the winners of the Consider Corn Challenge II at this event allows us to showcase all the various potential uses of corn as an industrial feedstock. The submissions this year were very diverse and further emphasized that corn is a versatile crop.”
BIO World Congress brings in roughly 900 attendees from 35 countries. Topics discussed vary from biobased chemicals to advanced biofuels to food ingredients and more.
NCGA is either participating in or sponsoring the following sessions:
- Innovations in Next Generation Renewable Chemicals: Meet the Winners of the Consider Corn Challenge II Monday, July 8th from 3:00 - 4:30 pm
- Sustainable Solutions Roundtable: Advancing U.N. Sustainable Development Goals Tuesday, July 9th from 10:15-11:30 am
- Ethanol as a Building Block for Renewable Biobased Fuels and Chemicals Tuesday, July 9th from 1:15 -2:30 pm
- Plant-based MEG Process for Plastic and Apparel; a Technical Presentation by the Iowa Corn Promotion Board Wednesday, July 10th at 3:45 pm
The conference is July 8 – 11. The early bird rate ends June 12. You can register to attend here.
CommonGround is a group of farmers connecting with consumers through conversations about science and research and personal stories about food and misinformation surrounding farming. Supported by the NCGA and state corn organizations.
The Soil Health Partnership (SHP) is a farmer-led initiative that fosters transformation in agriculture through improved soil health. Administered by NCGA the partnership has more than 220 working farms enrolled in 16 states. SHP’s mission is to utilize science and data to partner with farmers who are adopting conservation agricultural practices that improve the economic and environmental sustainability of the farm.
The Corn Utilization and Technology Conference (CUTC) is a biennial event happening this June. Learn more.