The National Corn-to-Ethanol Research Center is expanding its capabilities and offerings with one goal in mind; to create opportunities for America’s corn farmers.
The National Corn Growers Association has worked with NCERC to help underscore the advantages of renewable corn ethanol. “At NCERC, ethanol will always be a foundation of our work,” says Executive Director John Caupert.
“Just like when you’re building a home, a foundation is something to build on. As policy, technology, and industry have evolved, we are evolving along with it.”
Now more than ever, new uses and market opportunities are needed for America’s corn farmers.
One of the more exciting bioprocess developments is in the area of biopolymers.
The commercial application of biopolymers is endless.
From liners in cardboard boxes to liners in baby diapers, and everything in between, someday very soon, America will be able to utilize corn-based biopolymers.
NCERC partners with multiple companies on dozens of renewable compounds, including biofuels, biochemicals, biomaterials, and bioproducts.
The National Corn Growers Association says as the industry looks to the future and how to continue to drive corn demand, they’ll look at partners like NCERC to help farmers chip away at their corn surplus.