Ethanol Ready Corn Fuels Debate

2018-04-23T18:22:25-05:00May 2nd, 2011|Alternative Energy, Construction Contractor Advisor, Midwest Agricultural Law|

On February 11, 2011 the USDA gave the thumbs up to Syngenta’s Ethanol-Ready Corn (Enogen) for commercial planting.  Enogen corn is genetically modified to produce the enzyme alpha-amylase which converts the starch in corn kernels into sugar which is consumed by alcohol-producing microorganisms.  Thereafter the alcohol produced is converted into ethanol.  Enogen would save the ethanol plants the time and extra cost of adding a liquid form of the enzyme [...]