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Syngenta reaches commercial agreement with ethanol producer to use Enogen corn
7:42 AM MDT | October 23, 2013 | Francinia Protti-Alvarez
Syngenta (Basel, Switzerland) has signed a commercial agreement with Arkalon Ethanol (Liberal, KS) to begin using corn that features its Enogen trait technology, Syngenta says. The ethanol plant will begin using the grain, which will replace its liquid alpha amylase, following the 2014 corn harvest. Enogen grain delivers alpha amylase enzyme in the corn kernel, eliminating the need for an ethanol plant to use liquid alpha amylase. The robust alpha amylase enzyme found in Enogen grain helps an ethanol plant reduce the viscosity of its corn mash. This...
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