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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 productivity and protecting natural resources. With this new collaboration, we have a partner in the Natural Resources Conservation Service to ensure that the collection of corn stover for the production of cellulosic renewable fuel makes sense for an individual grower's operation and the land they farm."
Learn more about this exciting new collaboration here.
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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