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Jan Koninckx, global business director for Biorefineries at DuPont, testified before the Senate Agriculture Committee on April 8 in a hearing on advanced biofuels’ role in creating jobs and lowering gasoline prices. Calling on Congress to preserve the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), he shared in his testimony his firsthand knowledge of the “incredible advances” that are taking place in the field of biofuels - which is expediting the transition from a petroleum-based to a bio-based global economy.
As Koninckx explained, Congress set this country on a course to change its energy destiny seven years ago—and DuPont answered that call by bringing biomass into a refinery fit for the 21st century – a “modern technological marvel” – with the opening of a commercial-scale cellulosic ethanol facility in Nevada, Iowa.
Jan concluded by emphasizing that the Renewable Fuel Standard is working as intended. “2014 is a watershed in our history as an industry – the year we take this technology commercial – and a critical year for all parties to remain steadfast in their commitment to biofuels.”
For more information on DuPont’s testimony, read the news release.
To learn more and pledge your support for the US Renewable Fuels Standard, please visit FuelsAmerica.org
With construction of our commercial-scale cellulosic ethanol facility well underway, we stand by our commitment to this industry and to helping the United States lead the world in the production of advanced renewable transportation fuel. Commercialization of the cellulosic biofuels industry is not only supporting farmers and driving...
DuPont is currently contracting with growers in the greater Nevada, Iowa area to participate the 2013 DuPont Stover Harvest Collection Program. This program represents an exciting new tool in the corn producer's toolbox - with better residue management practices, you can potentially grow more corn more profitably, while reaping agronomic...
On March 29, DuPont and USDA signed an agreement to promote sustainable harvesting of bio-based feedstocks for cellulosic ethanol production. The DuPont Nevada Cellulosic Ethanol facility will be the first plant involved in this national agreement
Says DuPont EVP Jim Borel: "Working with farmers is critical to maximizing the land's...
Thank you for joining us as we celebrated this milestone achievement on the road to cellulosic ethanol commercialization. Be sure to visit this page often for updates as construction progresses at the Nevada Cellulosic Ethanol Facility. We'll also be posting additional photos and videos of the event.
Through collaboration and partnership, we...
DuPont IB president Jim Collins and global business director of biofuels Jan Koninckx are live on the air with Bob Quinn of WHO Radio's The Big Show, which covers agriculture news in the Des Moines, Iowa area.
Watch this short video clip of Governor Terry Branstad and Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds as they share their excitement and support of the planned DuPont Nevada Site Cellulosic Ethanol Facility at the groundbreaking ceremony in Nevada, Iowa.
Jim Hill, an Iowa farmer talks about his experience working with DuPont on stover harvest. Farming with his sons, he said they wanted to participate only IF they saw sustainability or economic benefits to their operation. He explained DuPont's innovation in the "single pass" harvest and bailing test he ran this year. "The job done on our...
DuPont Pioneer president Paul Schickler discusses how we've partnered with growers on sustainable agriculture developments. He then invites to the stage Iowa farmer and Lincolnway Energy board member Jim Hill.
Steve Mirshak, business director for the DuPont cellulosic ethanol business, discusses the Nevada project and the dedication of the entire cellulosic ethanol team.
After the guests spend some time warming up with hot coffee and brunch, the indoor portion of the groundbreaking event begins.
Jim Collins, Governor Branstad and Lt. Governor Reynolds look on as an American flag and the state flag of Iowa are raised over the biorefinery construction site.
There is a pause in the program as Jim Collins and the other keynote speakers take questions from the media gathered at the groundbreaking event, while the guests are taken to the Nevada Community Center, where a brunch reception will be held.
To see media coverage of the groundbreaking event, please click here.
Governor Branstad just declared that today is "Advanced Biofuels Day". Jim Collins returns to the stage to accept the signed proclamation.
Lieutenant Governor of Iowa Kim Reynolds says that cellulosic ethanol will make Iowa - as well as the US - more energy independent.
She said the Nevada cellulosic ethanol facility will create high-quality, high-skilled jobs and they will have the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) workforce ready.
Iowa Governor Terry Branstad has taken the stage, to talk about Iowa as a leading producer of biofuels. He says that in addition to growing the agriculture economy, it's creating new jobs in machinery, as well.
In Jim Collins' opening address, he discusses the important role that Iowa plays in securing the corn stover supply necessary for cellulosic ethanol production at commercial scale.
Our guests have just been seated and the program is about to begin. The stage is set against the backdrop of the construction site where the facility will be built.
It's a chilly morning in Nevada, Iowa, but we're extending a warm welcome to the 150+ guests of the DuPont Nevada Site Cellulosic Ethanol Facility groundbreaking ceremony. Here DuPont Industrial Biosciences president Jim Collins meets with Iowa governor Terry Branstad, who will share his thoughts on the importance of renewable fuels to...
On November 30, DuPont will come one step closer to commercializing advanced biofuels by breaking ground on its cellulosic ethanol facility in Nevada, Iowa. Once fully operational, this facility will supply home grown renewable fuel to the market, made from corn stover supplied by local growers.
You can follow live coverage of the event...
Once fully operational, the facility will produce 30 million gallons of cellulosic ethanol per year, and its fully integrated end-to-end production system will be available to license globally.
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