CUTC 2021: Funding Research, Development and Commercialization for New Uses of Corn

April 30, 2021

CUTC 2021: Funding Research, Development and Commercialization for New Uses of Corn

Apr 30, 2021

Key Issues:Research

Author: Stacey Stiens

The Corn Utilization and Technology Conference (CUTC) is taking advantage of the virtual circumstances presented during COVID-19 by bringing a special session on “Funding for Research, Development and Commercialization.”  This is a FREE event on Thursday, May 13, starting at 10 a.m. CDT.


This is a special session of CUTC, designed to keep interest high for next year's in-person event that brings innovators and stakeholders from across the supply chain together for dynamic and targeted scientific exchange.


“While COVID limited our ability to bring this group together, this online session is a great opportunity to continue the dialogue surrounding the issues for funding innovations to extend uses for corn,” said Randy DeSutter, Chair of the Sustainable Ag Research Action Team.


Karla Thieman of the Russell Group will be the panel moderator.  Panelists include Drs. Valerie Reed and Tim Conner who will share the innovative programming being funded at the Department of Energy and the USDA.  Eric McAfee, CEO of Aemetis, and John May, Managing Director at Hamilton Clark Sustainable Capital, Inc., will speak on funding mechanisms in the private sectors and how those mechanisms can be applied to fund business growth.


“This change from an in-person venue to a virtual arena gives CUTC the opportunity to bring its message to an even broader audience,” said NCGA Research and Productivity Director Robyn Allscheid.  “We are excited to see this bring even more conversations and collaboration to the table for CUTC 2022.”


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NCGA would like to thank our gracious sponsors whose funding has helped make this event possible:  Fluid Quip, ICM, Indiana Corn Marketing Council, ITOCHU, Kansas Corn Commission, Minnesota Corn Growers Association, Missouri Corn Merchandising Council, Nebraska Corn Board, North Dakota Corn Council and Ohio Corn and Wheat Growers Association.