NCGA Launches New Uses 101 Materials: NCGA’s Role In Supporting Bio-Based Product Development through Innovation and Policy

June 1, 2021

NCGA Launches New Uses 101 Materials: NCGA’s Role In Supporting Bio-Based Product Development through Innovation and Policy

Jun 1, 2021

Key Issues:New Uses

The National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) has launched a new series of one-pagers, diving into the importance of new uses for corn and why corn should be the commercial feedstock of choice. From renewable plastics to novel chemicals, corn is competitively positioned as the commercial feedstock of choice thanks to its sustainability, abundance, and affordability.

 

“NCGA has a lot of great work going on in the new uses space, these materials will serve as a great introductory tool for individuals interested in learning more,” said NCGA Market Development Manager Michael Granché. “There are many frequently used terms, acronyms, and definitions that can make this space a little confusing at times if you don’t happen to have a Ph.D. in chemistry, and I certainly don’t, so these one-pagers will be a helpful resource for our industry.”

 

New uses efforts are overseen by NCGA’s Market Development Action Team (MDAT). One of MDAT’s goals is to identify new and  support existing industrial uses of corn. You can find all of NCGA’s new one-pagers, along with information on the Consider Corn Challenge I, II, and III here. And don’t forget, the deadline for Consider Corn Challenge III is June 3!

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